Friendship with FollyTRANSCRIPTION OF THIS SERMON
- Wisdom’s Call (v. 8:1-4)
- Wisdom’s Care (v. 8:5-11)
- What stuck out to you most from the sermon and why?
- Why does the fool love to examine other’s lives instead of their own? Where do you find yourself shining the spotlight on others instead of yourself? What would wisdom call out to you? (1 Corinthians 11:28-31; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 12:3).
- God has put wisdom all around us, calling out to us (Creation, Conscience, Community, Bible…). Why is it our propensity to ignore and avoid it? Where have you ignored wisdom in your life instead of inviting it? What would it look like to humbly repent and invite wisdom? (Proverbs 8:1-4)
- The foolish and naïve struggle to admit they are foolish and naïve. Why is it so hard to admit your own foolishness and naivety? Why is it necessary to admit foolishness and naivety in order to change and grow? What are your biggest areas of foolishness that wisdom is calling out?
1Does not wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?
2On top of the heights beside the way,
Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,
At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:
4“To you, O men, I call,
And my voice is to the sons of men.
5O naive ones, understand prudence;
And, O fools, understand wisdom.
6Listen, for I will speak noble things;
And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
7For my mouth will utter truth;
And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
9They are all straightforward to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge.
10Take my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
11For wisdom is better than jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.