Introduction (Job 28:20-28)
- Wisdom cannot be found Apart from God. (Job 28:20-27)
- Wisdom is found with God. (Job 28:28a)
Proverbs 9:10 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight"
James 1:5 - "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him"
2 Ways to Fellow with God and His Word during Trials
- Utilize Small Groups
- Pray the Bible
- Wisdom brings us Closer to God. (Job 28:28b)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Job 28:20-28
Where do you typically go first for your 'wisdom' during a trial?
Why do you think Christians struggle with seeking God for wisdom first?
What’s the worst advice you’ve received? Now applying biblical wisdom, how would that advice change [i.e. slight alteration, 180-degrees]?
What has been the most difficult piece of biblical wisdom you’ve received? [i.e. forgiveness, just waiting, etc.]
What is your go-to verse, chapter, book, etc. in God’s Word that has helped you out the most during a trial? What about that particular passage gives you comfort, guidance, etc.?
What fellowship activities with God and His word have worked best for you during a trial?
(For the sliding scale fans) On a scale of 1 <-> 10, how much do you enjoy sliding scale questions?
Pray for one another.