SERIES: Wisdom From Proverbs

TEXT: Proverbs 16:1-4

MESSAGE: “Wisdom in Decision Making”

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As we look through today’s text, we see that making wise decisions requires seeking God’s kingdom first.

Question for today:  How can I develop the wisdom to make good decisions in my everyday life?

  • The Paradox of God’s Guidance

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. 

Proverbs 16:33

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. 

Proverbs 16:1

To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 

Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. 

Proverbs 16:4

The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. 

  • The Quietness of God’s Guidance.

Proverbs 16:4

The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. 

  • The Way God Gives Guidance

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 

Proverbs 12:5

The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. 

Proverbs 12:15

The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. 

Proverbs 15:22

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. 

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

TAKEAWAYS: What is God’s will for your life?

  • He wants you to be wise
  • He wants us to make ourselves the person He wants us to be