Walk in Peace

Message 6 of 8 in the series Wisdom & Folly

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,    and the one who gets understanding,14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver    and her profit better than gold.15 She is more precious than jewels,    and nothing you desire can compare with her.16 Long life is in her right hand;    in her left hand are riches and honor.17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,    and all her paths are peace.18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;    those who hold her fast are called blessed. 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;    by understanding he established the heavens;20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,    and the clouds drop down the dew. 21 My son, do not lose sight of these—    keep sound wisdom and discretion,22 and they will be life for your soul    and adornment for your neck.23 Then you will walk on your way securely,    and your foot will not stumble.24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid;    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror    or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,26 for the Lord will be your confidence    and will keep your foot from being caught.27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,    when it is in your power to do it. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,    tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor,    who dwells trustingly beside you.30 Do not contend with a man for no reason,    when he has done you no harm.31 Do not envy a man of violence    and do not choose any of his ways,32 for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord,    but the upright are in his confidence.
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Proverbs 3:13-32, ESV

Discussion Questions

  • In your own words define knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. What are practical ways that you can grow in each one of these?

  • Read Proverbs 3:13-15

    Why do you think Solomon paints such a clear picture of the value and beauty of wisdom? Read Proverbs 3:17. What does it mean that all of the ways of wisdom are “pleasantness”?

  • In what 3 ways does the Bible refer to a Christian walking in Peace? What does Solomon say a Christian should do or not do in order to be at peace with others?

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