Four Ways to Become Wise

Proverbs 26:4–5


In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that wisdom is not something for the academic elite. Rather it’s for everyone who desires to follow God and live a joy-filled life.

Principle for Bible Reading

What Is a Proverb?

A proverb is a recommended way of acting that will be wise and useful in some settings and not in others.

Study Questions

  1. What is a proverb? How should a Christian engage with the book of Proverbs?
  2. How is Proverbs 26:4–5 not a contradiction? What can we learn about proverbs in general from this tension? (Watch the lab for help.)
  3. At the end of the lab, Pastor John mentions connecting Proverbs to Christ. How would you go about doing that with Proverbs 26:4–5?