Courage To Live Upside-Down

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Stand Alone

Passage: Proverbs 8:10-21

Memory Verse for the Week: Proverbs 1:7 & 15:33

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. … The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility 
comes before honor.

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Intro: When were you last faced with an “instead …” situation?

How are the LORD’s ways not the ways of this world?

How do we want Jesus to conform to us or to our world’s system?

Recall that maturity is the ability to think out to greater and greater degrees, both in terms of time and people … and how does the Gospel tie the two together?


1. Worship the LORD for His wisdom! Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His eternal perspective and love by which He can account for absolutely everything.

2. How have you been foolish to exalt your opinion over what God has revealed in His Word, or shortsighted to live only for this world? Confess your pride and folly to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and save you.

3. Give thanks for Jesus’ surpassing wisdom, especially His ability to work in ways that no one in this world could’ve imagined as effective! Thank Him for coming into this world to rescue us and secure within us His very eternal life.

4. Who do you know that consistently exalts their opinion over what God has revealed? Pray for them, asking the Lord to have mercy upon them to open their eyes to their true need and peril so that they would trust Him.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you grow in wisdom.  Pray for insight into God’s eternal perspective and love so that you would eagerly turn from your folly to follow the LORD and live wisely – in communion for eternity.

Looking Back

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