Pause: Week 4

David Murphy

July 24, 2022

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Pause: Week 4

July 24, 2022

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Wisdom – Skillful Living in God’s Created World


Proverbs 22:1 NASB
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth.


Proverbs 10:9 NIV
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will
be found out.


Humility


Proverbs 11:2


When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 22:4


Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 25:6-7


Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his
great men; 7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to
humiliate you before his nobles.

Proverbs 27:2
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth, an outsider, and not your
own lips.

Generosity

Proverbs 22:9 NIV
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what
they have done.

Proverbs 11:24-25
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but
comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will
be refreshed.


Life Giving Speech/ Words

Proverbs 22:11 NIV
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a
friend.


Proverbs 15:4
Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.


Proverbs 16:24
Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.


Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its
fruit.

Honesty


Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.


Proverbs 12:17
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.


Proverbs 22:21 NIV
Teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth


Proverbs 24:26 NLT
An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship


Self-Control


Proverbs 23:1-3 NIV
When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife
to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that
food is deceptive.

Proverbs 25:16 NIV If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you
will vomit.


Proverbs 25:28
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

Justice


Proverbs 24:23-25 NLT
It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment. A judge who says to the
wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the
nations. But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be
showered on them.


Trustworthy


Proverbs 25:13 NIV
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one
who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.


Patience


Proverbs 25:15 NIV
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a
bone.


Self-Awareness


Proverbs 26:12 NIV
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than
for them.

“Be more interested in your character than your reputation, your character is
what you are, your reputation is what people think you are.”


Proverbs 27:21
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.

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