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Proverbs 6:12-19

The sermon text for this coming Lord’s Day will be Proverbs 6:12-19. Here are some questions to assist you in preparing for this sermon.

1. In the ESV and NKJV, verse 12 begins by describing the man under Solomon’s scrutiny as a “worthless person.” The KJV translates it as a “naughty person.” The Hebrew word used here is Belial. Click here to do a brief word study. What connection, if any does the “worthless person” have with the sluggard in verses 6-11?

2. Compare the behaviors of the worthless man (vs. 12-14) with the list of abominations that follow (vs. 16-19). What patterns or correlations do you find? What specific manifestation of sin stands at the end of both of these lists?

3. Define “discord,” as it used in verses 14 and 19. Why is discord such an abomination to the Lord? (Proverbs 17:14; Galatians 5:20)

4. What sins often precedes discord? (Proverbs 10:12; 15:18; 16:28; 28:25; 29:22). How does the Bible tell us to deal with the man who creates discord? (Proverbs 22:10; 26:20; Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10)

5. What is the only remedy for the worthless man who sows discord? (Titus 3:3-5ff)