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Proverbs 9:1-18

We’re going to cover several chapters from the book of Proverbs this Lord’s Day. The primary sermon text this Sunday is Proverbs 9:1-18. The secondary sermon texts are Proverbs 5:1-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-27 and 8:1-36.

Since there is so much Scripture content here, only the primary text will be read aloud on Sunday. The secondary sermon texts will be cited heavily during the sermon, however. Therefore, please make sure you read through the primary and secondary sermon texts at least once before Sunday. Familiarity with the contents of these chapters will help you benefit from the sermon.

1. When reading the sermon texts, compare and contrast the description of Woman Folly with the description of Lady Wisdom. What activities are they both engaged in? What people to each of them address? What promises do each of them make?

2. Remember that the content of all these chapters is a father’s instruction to his son. Does it seem peculiar (or even inappropriate?) that a father would speak to his son about the seductive nature of an adulteress? Do these warning about the adulteress reveal a weakness in the father’s character? What does this tell us about a father’s duty in training his children in righteousness?

3. Why is it so important for us to be able to discern the voices of these two women? What is the end of those who embrace either of these women?

4. Beyond the obvious and literal application of these chapter, what is the more broad connotation? (Prov 8:13a,35-36)

5. Where do we hear the voice of Lady Wisdom today? How do we guard ourselves from the overtures of Woman Folly?