PROVERBS 23

5 Outlines

 

Proverbs 23:1-9

WATCH YOUR PRIOROTIES!

 

CONCERNING FOOD - Vss. 1-3

CONCERNING FORTUNE - Vss. 4-5

CONCERNING FELLOWSHIP - Vss. 6-9

 

 

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Proverbs 23:10-14

3 IMPORTANT MATTERS

 

A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE - Vss.10-11

We should be honest in our dealings, especially with those who cannot protect themselves (The fatherless).

 

A MATTER OF CONCERN - Vs. 12

We should apply our hearts towards knowledge and our ears towards the words of knowledge.

 

A MATTER OF CORRECTION - Vss. 13-14

Loving correction of our children must have a high priority in our homes. Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

 

 

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Proverbs 23:26

GOOD ADVICE

 

My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

 

CONVERSION - My son

 

The word conversion implies change.

In order for God to call you his son or his daughter, a change had to take place.

 

Naturally speaking we are all sinners. We have all failed God. Romans 3:10-12, Isaiah 64:6

 

And to make matters worse, God, who is just has pronounced in Ezekiel 18:4.

 

There was once a man, a very religious man, and he very well could have been the leading religious teacher in Jesus. This man once came to Jesus by night for advice. His name was Nicodemus. John 3:1-3

Jesus told Nicodemus, that unless he was born again, he could not see the Kingdom of God.   

 

So, how does one go about being born again? John 1:12-13

According to John 1:12 Jesus must be received.

Also in John 1:12, we are told that to receive Jesus is to believe on Him.

 

When you decide to believe on Christ from you heart as your Savior, a wonderful change will take place because you will be born of the Spirit of God. John 3:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:13

 

It is through the witness of the Holy Spirit in our lives that we are able to truly call God our Heavenly Father. Romans 8:15-16

 

CONSECRATION - give me thine heart

 

When God says to His children, give me your heart, He is looking for a commitment. He is looking for our consecration to Him alone. He is looking for our exclusive love. Matthew 22:37, 1 John 4:19, Romans 12:1

 

CONDUCT - and let thine eyes observe my ways.

 

Our conduct should always be pleasing to God.

If our eyes observe the ways of God, it means that we will obey the Word of God.

 

How important is obedience?

King Saul was disqualified from being king because he failed to obey God.

Saul was told in 1 Samuel 15:22-23

 

How important is obedience?

When others rebelled against God's plan, Caleb was ready to go into The Promised Land.

 

The best way I know to be obedient is to learn God's Word and to do what it says.

Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119:11

 

 

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Proverbs 23:29-30

WHY I DO NOT DRINK

 

Proverbs 23:29-30 - Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? [30] They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

 

THE SADNESS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL - Who hath woe? who hath sorrow?

 

THE STRIFE CAUSED BY ALCOHOL - who hath contentions?

 

THE SILLINESS (STUPIDITY) CAUSED BY ALCOHOL - who hath babbling?

 

THE SORENESS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL - who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

 

 

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Proverbs 23:29-35 

WOE TO THE DRUNKARD!

 

THE PERILS OF DRUNKENNESS - Vss. 29-30

THE PAIN OF DRUNKENNESS - Vss. 31-32

THE PERVERSENESS OF DRUNKENNESS - Vss. 33-35

 

 

 

 

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