Proverbs 2 New Living Translation

I remember when I was 16 I asked my father why so many people are getting divorces and he told me a lot of the cases of divorce started when a man would stop by the bar on the way home to get a drink and unwind, and my father had always made sure he went straight home.
My pastor in Memphis Adrian Rogers had a sign on his desk IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FALL DOWN THEN DON’T GO IN SLIPPERY PLACES!

January 2 I read Proverbs 2

16-17 Only wisdom from the Lord can save a man from the flattery of prostitutes; these girls have abandoned their husbands and flouted the laws of God. 18 Their houses lie along the road to death and hell. 19 THE MEN WHO ENTER THEM ARE DOOMED. None of these men will ever be the same again

The Benefits of Wisdom

My child,[a] listen to what I say,
    and treasure my commands.
Tune your ears to wisdom,
    and concentrate on understanding.
Cry out for insight,
    and ask for understanding.
Search for them as you would for silver;
    seek them like hidden treasures.
Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
    and you will gain knowledge of God.
For the Lord grants wisdom!
    From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
    He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
He guards the paths of the just
    and protects those who are faithful to him.

Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
    and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
    Understanding will keep you safe.

12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,
    from those whose words are twisted.
13 These men turn from the right way
    to walk down dark paths.
14 They take pleasure in doing wrong,
    and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
15 Their actions are crooked,
    and their ways are wrong.

16 Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman,
    from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
17 She has abandoned her husband
    and ignores the covenant she made before God.
18 Entering her house leads to death;
    it is the road to the grave.[b]
19 The man who visits her is doomed.
    He will never reach the paths of life.

20 So follow the steps of the good,
    and stay on the paths of the righteous.
21 For only the godly will live in the land,
    and those with integrity will remain in it.
22 But the wicked will be removed from the land,
    and the treacherous will be uprooted.

I have been reading Proverbs almost every day for many years with my family in the evening and there is lots of wisdom in it.

Another great sermon outline from Adrian Rogers.

Adrian Rogers

How To Be The Father Of A Wise Child

Proverbs 1:20-22 (Program 1932, Air dates 08.12.2012 and 08.19.2012)



The scorner is the Cynic!!! First, there is the simpleton but then if that person does not fear the Lord then he will cross over to become a scorner.


    1. Delights in scorning.
      1. Proverbs 1:22
    2. Defies instruction.
      1. Proverbs 13:1
    3. Despises the good and the godly.
      1. Proverbs 15:12
      2. Proverbs 9:7-8
    4. Destined for destruction.
      1. Proverbs 13:1,13


Proverbs 1:22-24

“Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?
Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?
Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
About face! I can revise your life.
Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you;
I’m ready to tell you all I know.
As it is, I’ve called, but you’ve turned a deaf ear;
I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve ignored me.


A scorner was once a simpleton but now he is a scorner, but there still is some hope for the scorner. However, if he doesn’t turn back then he will become a fool. The difference between the scorner and the fool is the fool is immovable. Proverbs 15:14 An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth;
fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies. Proverbs 14:9 The stupid ridicule right and wrong,     but a moral life is a favored life. These verses describe a scorner that has crossed over to being a fool.

Proverbs 13:1

Intelligent children listen to their parents;
foolish children do their own thing.

Proverbs 15:12

Know-it-alls don’t like being told what to do;
they avoid the company of wise men and women.

Proverbs 9:7-8

If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you’ll get slapped in the face;
confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins.
So don’t waste your time on a scoffer;
all you’ll get for your pains is abuse.
But if you correct those who care about life,
that’s different—they’ll love you for it!
Save your breath for the wise—they’ll be wiser for it;
tell good people what you know—they’ll profit from it.

Proverbs 13:1,13

Intelligent children listen to their parents;
foolish children do their own thing.

Ignore the Word and suffer;
honor God’s commands and grow rich.



Proverbs 15:12

Know-it-alls don’t like being told what to do;
they avoid the company of wise men and women.



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