THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY King Solomon’s Proverbs on the Keys to Success Part 1

Over and over in Proverbs you hear the words “fear the Lord.” In fact, some of he references are Proverbs 1:7, 29; 2:5; 8:13; 9:10;14:26,27; 15:16 and many more. Below is a sermon by John MacArthur from the Book of Luke on 3 reasons we should fear the Lord.

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY King Solomon’s Proverbs on the Keys to Success Part 1

 

The wisdom of Solomon is there for those who want it.

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Solomon’s Proverbs: Success

You can prosper! With God, and in your finances, relationships, health, and soul! And you do not need to “sow a seed” by buying a televangelist’s overpriced DVD telling you to sow another seed! God inspired the most successful King by many measures to teach you some simple rules that will bring blessing on your life and keep trouble away.

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Proverbs 3:16 (Speaking of Wisdom) Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.

Success is taught in Proverbs! If you count long life, riches, and honor to be success! Solomon offers these and many other blessings as the result of wisdom. As the wisest man in human history, he taught wisdom in Proverbs.

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Proverbs 15:17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.

Priorities provide success for even the poor. When the history’s richest man tells you so, you should believe him. He said a simple meal with love is better than a feast with hatred. Note it well – a poor man can be successful!

Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
    but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Repentance opens doors to prosperity. If you hide sins, God sees each one and blows against your efforts. You will not get ahead in any part of life. Confess and forsake them right now. He will mercifully forgive you and bless you.

Proverbs 22:11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
    will have the king for a friend.

Graciousness can take you to the top! Great men demand gracious colleagues. It begins in the heart, and it is most evident by speech. Solomon had closely observed the best, and this rule is essential for rising fast and far.

Proverbs 16:20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[b]
    and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

A good and happy life is before you. Most miss both by foolish choices. The formula for this measure of success is easy, and it is taught right here. You face decisions and dilemmas daily – two needful solutions are freely offered.

Proverbs 22:4 Humility is the fear of the Lord;
    its wages are riches and honor and life.

Riches, honor, and life are right here! God promises them, and His promises are surer than any offer you have ever read. All you need is humility and the fear of the Lord. You can learn the blessings and conditions in one verse.

Proverbs 27:18 The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit,
    and whoever protects their master will be honored.

Professional advancement is easy, even for lowly and simple persons. Take good care of a rising manager, and he will take care of you. Bet on this rule. Make your boss so happy he cannot resist cutting you in on the real action.

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Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisers they succeed.

A multitude of counselors can save you from you! Solomon repeatedly called for testing ideas by others. It is easy to be too emotional about your ideas, miss the forest for the trees, or lack others’ expertise and experiences.

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Proverbs 28:20 A faithful person will be richly blessed,
    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

Could you handle abounding with blessings? It is offered right here by combining faithfulness with contentment. Haste makes waste in many ways; slow down and do everything right, and blessings will pour in.

Proverbs 31:12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.

A perfect wife makes everything wonderful! She can enhance all parts of your life. You can prosper in every area. Is there such a woman? Yes, indeed. Can she be found? Yes, again. A foolproof criterion is introduced here. 

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Two final questions:

1. Do you have all the experience you need? Then what action does Proverbs 15:22 suggest to shore up your lack of experience?

2. If you follow the path of wisdom then you are the road to what 2 results according to Proverbs 3:16?

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