“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Consider the wisdom books. What is wisdom? Where can it be found? Where does it come from? The fear of the Lord is a sense of awe and reverence towards God, not the belief that he is out to get us or harm us. Christ is both the wisdom and power of God in the New Testament. What are ways that we can make this practical in our lives today? Text: Prov. 9:10
“Full of faith and the Holy Spirit” introduces us to Stephen and martyrdom quickly follows. What was the Holy Spirit doing? Consider the power of witness and radical faithful obedience which the Holy Spirit yet calls the church.
Text: Acts 6:1-15; 7:54-6
What is wisdom? Wisdom is the skill of living life in a God-honoring way. The writer of Proverbs invites us to consider carefully four seemingly insignificant and vulnerable creatures, and by observing these little creatures, to discover our own vulnerabilities and learn how we can navigate life wisely, that is in a Christ-centered, God-honoring way. Text: Proverbs 30:24-28; 1 Peter 3:8