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Series Big Thought:
My direction, not my intentions, determine my destination.

These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live prudent and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.

-Proverbs 1:1-4

Prudent: Acting with or showing care and for the .

Arrogance should be punished, so that simple people who don't know any better can learn a lesson. If you correct the wise, they will just grow wiser.

-Proverbs 19:25

A fool is quick to get annoyed, but a prudent person ignores an insult.

-Proverbs 12:16

The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

-Proverbs 14:15

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions, but the simple keep going and pay the consequences.

-Proverbs 22:3 AND Proverbs 27:12

1. I am prudent when I make .

2. I am a fool is I just keep on .

3. To be prudent I must realize it’s not what I but what I actually that makes all the difference.

5 Paths to Monitor Regularly:

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What is your understanding of the difference between a prudent/wise person and a simple person/fool?
2. Compare and contrast a time you made course corrections in your life and a time you didn’t. Why did you make the wise choice in one situation but not the other? What was the end result in both cases?
3. Why are our actions more important than our words? How does this apply to today’s message?
4. Re-read Proverbs 22:3 and 27:12. How are these words speaking to you?
5. What is your next step as a result of this message?