Walk Wisely - Sin Never Brings Success

Introduction:

Proverbs 28:14 - Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Hard Hearted? You're Only Hurting Yourself!

Proverbs 28:7 - The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

John 14:15 - If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

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Dad Talk (heart to heart), from our Heavenly Father:

John 15:10 - If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in His love.

Work Ethic / Poverty

Prov 10:4 - A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Neighbors / Co-workers

Prov 11:12 - Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Money

Prov 11:24 - One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Friends

Prov 13:20 - Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Contentment

Prov 14:30 - A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Confession / Repentance

Prov 28:13 - Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

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Small Group Discussion
Read Proverbs 28:7, 13-14
(If you like, review any other passages on relationships we covered on Sunday!)

  1. What was your big take-away from this passage / message? What was your biggest take-away from this SERIES?

  2. Tell of a time you saw someone ruin their life because they refused to heed God’s Word. (NO NAMES!)

  3. How should we approach someone who is “falling into calamity” due to their sin? What do you say to such a person…?:

    • If the person is a believer?

    • If the person is an unbeliever?

BREAKOUT
Pray for one another to WALK WISELY as children with understanding (Prov 28:7).