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.
- What is a proverb? How should a Christian engage with the book of Proverbs?
- 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.)
- 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?
Does Proverbs Promise My Child Will Not Stray? | In this episode of Ask Pastor John, he unpacks what Proverbs 22:6 is promising.
Pity the Fool | In this article, David Mathis tells us that only through Jesus can we be changed to not merely mock folly, but pity the fool.
Fools for Jesus, for the Nations | In this message, David Sitton depicts the beautiful fools who are so for the sake of Christ: missionary martyrs.