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Proverbs

Chapters 1 & 2

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Proverbs 1

Questions for Adults

  1. What is a Proverb? Who wrote Proverbs?
  2. What is the purpose of the Proverbs?
  3. What is knowledge? What is wisdom? How do we gain wisdom?
  4. Reflection: Our Western mind-set tends to equate knowledge with wisdom. According to the Bible, people can be “wise” only when they behave wisely. Education and insight aside, does your behavior reflect wisdom?
  5. What is meant by a simple man? Who are the simple?
  6. What does it mean to fear the Lord?
  7. What practical difference does  the fear of God make in our day to day lives?

Questions for Kids

  1. As you read verse Proverbs 1:1-6 do you think we are born wise do we have to become wise?
  2. Take a look at Proverbs 1:7. Where does knowledge and wisdom begin?
  3. What does it mean to fear God?
  4. What do fools do with wisdom?

More Questions

1) Who wrote this section of Proverbs of verse one of this book? (Proverbs 1:1)
2) Why did Solomon write Proverbs, according to these verses? (Proverbs 1:1-7)
3) What three types of individuals are mentioned by Solomon in these verses? (Proverbs 1:1-7)
4) Where does wisdom come from, according to verse seven? (Proverbs 1:7)
5) What sort of enticements did Solomon warn us about in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 1:8-19)
6) What happens to those who pursue ill-gotten gain in verse nineteen? (Proverbs 1:19)
7) How did Solomon describe wisdom in these two verses? (Proverbs 1:20-21)
8) How did Solomon describe the simple person, the mocker, and the fool in verse twenty-two? (Proverbs 1:22)
9) How does wisdom treat those who reject her in these verses? (Proverbs 1:24-27)
10) What is the result of not accepting wisdom, according to these verses? (Proverbs 1:28-32)
11) What is the result of accepting wisdom, according to verse thirty-three? (Proverbs 1:33)

Questions by Frank Rose.

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Proverbs 2

Questions for Adults

  1. What do we learn about gaining wisdom from this verse? Proverbs 2:4
  2. How would we know if we are really searching for wisdom?
  3. Let’s be very practical. What exactly  does searching for wisdom look like?

Questions for Kids

  1. Does wisdom come to us or do we have to find it?
  2. Write down all words in the verses that describe an action. Feel free to put these in your own words (For example, in Proverbs 2:1 we have “receive” wisdom).
  3. Take a look at verse Proverbs 2:4. What is wisdom compared to?
  4. What does God promise us?

More Questions

1) What did Solomon encourage us to do and Why in these verses? (Proverbs 2:1-5)
2) What is the theme of this chapter, according to these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:1-22)
3) What are some of the benefits of wisdom in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:1-22)
4) How should we look for wisdom, according to verse four? (Proverbs 2:4)
5) What happens to the person who accepts these words in verse five? (Proverbs 2:5)
6) What does the Lord give, according to verse six? (Proverbs 2:6)
7) What does the Lord do for the upright in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:7-8)
8) What did Solomon say the reader would understand, according to these verses? (Proverbs 2:9-11)
9) What can wisdom save us from in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:12-16)
10) How did Solomon describe wicked people in these verses? (Proverbs 2:12-15)
11) How did Solomon describe the adulteress in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:16-17)
12) Who did Solomon warn us about in these verses of this book? (Proverbs 2:16-17)
13) What results from being seduced by an adulteress, according to these verses? (Proverbs 2:18-19)
14) What will happen to the upright and to the wicked, according to these verses? (Proverbs 2:20-22)

Questions by Frank Rose.