Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today? How should you respond?
- Pride – The Lord hates and punishes pride (16:5). Pride leads to destruction (16:18). What examples have you seen of pride leading to one’s downfall? It is better to be humble and poor, than proud and rich (16:19). Do you believe this? Really? In what areas are you tempted to be proud?
- Before the Lord – The Lord tests our hearts (17:3). We may think we are good, but the Lord weighs our spirits (16:2). What does God see when he looks at you? What sin do you need to turn away from out of reverence for God (16:6)? Thank God for his love and faithfulness by which our sins are paid for (16:6)!