The Violent End of Sin

Message 2 of 19 in the series Wisdom & Folly

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,    and forsake not your mother’s teaching,for they are a graceful garland for your head    and pendants for your neck.10 My son, if sinners entice you,    do not consent.11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood;    let us ambush the innocent without reason;12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive,    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;13 we shall find all precious goods,    we shall fill our houses with plunder;14 throw in your lot among us;    we will all have one purse”—15 my son, do not walk in the way with them;    hold back your foot from their paths,16 for their feet run to evil,    and they make haste to shed blood.17 For in vain is a net spread    in the sight of any bird,18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood;    they set an ambush for their own lives.19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;    it takes away the life of its possessors.
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Proverbs 1:8-19, ESV

Discussion Questions

  • According to the sermon, what does it mean to live a ‘beautiful’ life? How does wisdom adorn our life with beauty?

  • What was the warning of the Father to His son in Proverbs 1? According to the sermon was does it mean to ‘Hear’ wisdom?

  • How does sin entice us? Despite its promises, what is the outcome when we say yes to temptation? How did God ‘turn the tables’ on sin at the cross?

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