Proverbs 22-27: More Practical Matters

(26) Read v1-12. How do these proverbs describe the fool?

Taking each proverb in turn, why is each description of the fool fitting?

How do you reconcile v4-5?

(22-27) For each of the following topics, answer the following questions:  What is the main point(s)?  What pictures, comparisons, contrasts, or consequences are given to drive home the point(s)?  Can you think of a current example that illustrates the point(s)?  What are some practical ways to apply the point(s) to our lives?

Humility vs. Pride: 22:4; 26:12; 27:1-2; see also: 21:4, 24; 28:11; 29:23; 30:13, 32 –

Children and Family: 22:6, 15; 23:13-14, 22-25; see also 19:13, 18, 26; 20:7, 20; 13:24; 15:17; 17:6; 29:15, 17; 30:17 –

Friendship: 27:6, 9-10, 17; see also 13:20; 16:28; 17:9, 17; 18:24 –

Good vs. Bad Tongue: 22:11; 23:9; 25:11, 15, 18, 23; 26:18, 20, 22-23, 28 –

Excess: 23:19-21, 29-35; 25:16; see also: 20:1 –

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