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PROVERBS 8. WISDOM. WORLDVIEW: EVERYBODY HAS ONE. BELIEFS ABOUT: What is Real What is True What is Right What is Valuable IT DETERMINES: How you live How you die What happens next. WORLDVIEW. Everyone MUST choose Everyone DOES choose Your choices have CONSEQUENCES

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worldview everybody has one
WORLDVIEW:EVERYBODY HAS ONE
  • BELIEFS ABOUT:
    • What is Real
    • What is True
    • What is Right
    • What is Valuable
  • IT DETERMINES:
    • How you live
    • How you die
    • What happens next
worldview
WORLDVIEW
  • Everyone MUST choose
  • Everyone DOES choose
  • Your choices have CONSEQUENCES
  • God holds you ACCOUNTABLE for your choices
  • God’s wisdom is the ONLY RIGHT CHOICE
creator creature distinction
Creator – creature Distinction
  •  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Col 1:16-17 (ESV)
  • One Triune Creator Personal Sovereign God
    • Independent Infinite Authority
  • REVELATION
  • Creation
    • Dependent Finite Submissive
proverbs 8 1 5
PROVERBS 8:1-5
  • 1 Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?
  • 2 On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand;
  • 3 beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:
  • 4 “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man.
  • 5 O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.
worldviews
WORLDVIEWS
  • LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES
  • TRUTH
  • LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES
god s wisdom is revealed to all
GOD’S WISDOM IS REVEALED TO ALL
  • Romans 1:18-21 (ESV)
  • 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
  • 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
  • 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
  • 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
truth ethics proverbs 8 6 14
TRUTH & ETHICSPROVERBS 8:6-14
  • ABSOLUTE UNIVERSAL TRUTH - Revealed
  • MORAL DUTIES
    • What is Right and Wrong
    • What you ought and ought not do
  • MORAL VALUES
    • What is valuable
    • Priorities
proverbs 8 6 9 origin of truth ethics
PROVERBS 8:6-9ORIGIN OF TRUTH & ETHICS
  • 6 Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right,
  • 7 for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
  • 8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.
  • 9 They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
truth ethics origin
TRUTH & ETHICS ORIGIN
  • 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
  • 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim. 3:16-17
  • 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
god s wisdom value proverbs 8 10 11
GOD’S WISDOM: VALUEPROVERBS 8:10-11
  • 10 Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,
  • 11 for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
worldview values priorities
WORLDVIEW VALUES/PRIORITIES
  • WORLDLY WISDOM: Self-indulgence
    • Silver
    • Success
    • Sex
    • Sloth
  • GOD’S WISDOM: Submission
    • Better than anything worldly
god s wisdom contrasted with evil proverbs 8 12 14
GOD’S WISDOM CONTRASTED WITH EVILPROVERBS 8:12-14
  • 12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
  • 13 The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
  • 14 I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength.
god s wisdom produces good leaders
GOD’S WISDOM PRODUCES GOOD LEADERS
  • Proverbs 8:15-17 (ESV)
  • 15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just;
  • 16 by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.
  • 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
what honors god is good for you
WHAT HONORS GODIS GOOD FOR YOU
  • Proverbs 8:18-21 (ESV)
  • 18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.
  • 19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.
  • 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice,
  • 21 granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.
proverbs 8 22 31 john 1 1 5
PROVERBS 8:22-31JOHN 1:1-5
  • 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • 2 He was in the beginning with God.
  • 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
  • 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
  • 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
cosmological argument creation has a creator
COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENTCREATION HAS A CREATOR!
  • Whatever begins to exist has a cause
  • The universe began to exist
  • The universe has a cause – A CREATOR
    • The uncaused, beginningless, eternal transcendent all powerful One Triune God
proverbs 8 22 31
PROVERBS 8:22-31
  • 22 “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
  • 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
  • 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
  • 25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth,
  • 26 before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
  • 27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
  • 28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
  • 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
  • 30 then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
  • 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man
creator creation
CREATOR - creation
  • Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
  • 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Genesis 2:1-3 (ESV)
  • 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  • 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.
  • 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
creator creature distinction1
Creator – creature Distinction
  •  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Col 1:16-17 (ESV)
  • One Triune Creator Personal Sovereign God
    • Independent Infinite Authority
  • REVELATION
  • Creation
    • Dependent Finite Submissive
god s wisdom life death
GOD’S WISDOMLIFE & DEATH
  • 32 “And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways.
  • 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.
  • 34 Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.
  • 35 For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,
  • 36 but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”
the gospel restored relationship with god
THE GOSPEL:RESTORED RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
  • 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
  • 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
applications
APPLICATIONS
  • WHAT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW?
  • DO YOU “HAVE THE SON”?
  • WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?
  • WHAT WOULD OTHERS SAY ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?
  • HOW VALUABLE IS GOD’S WISDOM TO YOU?
  • HOW DO YOU DEMONSTRATE IT’S VALUE?
  • WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?
  • WILL YOU CHANGE?