As we turn to Proverbs 6:1-19, the father makes some positive exhortations by warning the son of their negative counterparts. As Rob said this past Sunday, with every warning or prohibition of God there is a “better than.” Warnings about securing debt, laziness, and sowing discord are also invitations to the blessings of financial responsibility and generosity, diligent stewardship of the time with which we’ve been entrusted, and edifying influence in our community.
As you read this section, you’ll notice how the father traces each of these three foolish paths to their tragic ends (6:5, 11, 15). To consider now where the paths we are walking on will take us in the end is a form of wisdom called prudence. To be prudent is to act with care and thought for the future. This is a common theme in Proverbs.
“The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps (Proverbs 14:15).”
“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it (Proverbs 22:3).”
This Sunday Erik Thoennes will help us consider the practical wisdom we’re offered in Proverbs 6:1-19 and Kenny Clark will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? And let’s ask the Lord to make us people who give thought to our steps in every sphere of our lives.
We will also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper at the close of our morning service. For those gathering with us outdoors, communion elements will be provided at the check in tables on your way in. If you are watching the livestream, have your communion elements prepared before the service starts at 9:00am. If you would like an elder to come visit you to serve the Lord’s Supper to you in person, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Promises by Maverick City Music
God from age to age
Though the earth may pass away
Your word remains the same
You’re history can prove there’s nothing You can’t do
You’re faithful and True