Study Proverbs This Society Season

Study for Week #13:


Texts from Proverbs: 3:9, 10; 3:27, 28; 10:4, 5; 11:24-26; 12:11; 12:27; 19:6, 17; 22:9; 27:23-27; 28:27

Questions to help “the word of Christ dwell in you richly:”

  1.  About Stewardship:

a.  What is a steward?

b.  How are we stewards? (does God give us more than money that we are stewards of? For example, see Eph. 4:16)

c.  How would you define Christian stewardship?

2.  About Christian giving:

a.  What does Christian giving have to do with stewardship?

b.  What are the characteristics of true Christian giving?

3.  Give examples of how young people, who don’t have large financial resources, can give and exercise proper stewardship. (is the YPS convention planning and money raising an example? others?)


Study for Week #14:

Work Habits

Texts from Proverbs: 6:6-8; 10:4, 5, 16; 12:11, 14, 24, 27; 13:4, 11; 14:23; 16:3, 26; 18:9; 20:11; 22:29; 24:27; 27:18, 23; 28:19; Col. 3:23

Questions to help “the word of Christ dwell in you richly:”

  1.  What is our motivation to work?

2.  Is the fourth commandment only a command to rest?

3.  Are we called to be “ambitious”? Does ambition create a possible problem that we become rich and have the temptations of the rich?

4.  How can you tell the difference between: contentment and laziness?

Or: hard work and greed?

  1. Who taught you your work habits? (or how did you learn them?)

6.  How do you feel after you:

Studied hard and received a good grade?

Helped someone all day and didn’t get paid?

Played hard and won a game?


Study for Week #15

Respect for Our Parents

Texts from Proverbs: 1:8, 9; 4:1, 2, 10-12; 6:20-23; 10:1; 13:1; 15:5, 20; 17:6; 19:26; 20:20; 23:22-25; 28:7; 30:17

Questions to help “the word of Christ dwell in you richly:”

  1. How do you judge yourself when you read 15:5?
  2. Why is it so hard for teenagers to treat their parents with respect? Are they too restrictive? How can this be changed?
  3. Should parents be more relaxed in what you can do, when you can do things, etc? Would this help with the parent/teenager relationship?
  4. In the context of the parent/teenager relationship again, how can this relationship be made stronger? It always seems that in some families teenagers and parents are always fighting about something.
  5. Do any of you think that your parents do not treat you with respect and therefore you have a problem with treating them with respect?
  6. What will motivate young people to honor their parents (see verses like 15:20; 23:24, 25) Does this motivate you? Why or why not?
  7. What do you think changes in young people when they get older, to make them say, “Why was I so foolish towards my parents when I was young?” What would it take to have that change now?
  8. What was the OT punishment for those who did not respect their parents? If you were a king today, and were able to make laws, what punishment would you make for children who dishonored their parents?


Study for Week #16:


Texts from Proverbs: 16:32; 18:13; 21:17; 23:1-3; 25:8, 16, 27, 28; 29:20

Questions to help “the word of Christ dwell in you richly:”

  1. What is “self-control?” (which of the texts gives a good definition of it?)
  2. Is it possible for a person to control himself? (what does LD 33 have to do with this subject?)
  3. What different areas of our lives must come under our control?
  4. Discuss each of these areas. Ask the question: which is the most serious lack of self-control among us, and why?
  5. What are the dangers of not controlling ourselves in these areas?
  6. What is the root of self-control? That is, where does it begin?
  7. Why does a Christian want to exercise self-control?