Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: In the face of the over whelming losses Job had sustained, what was his first despondent wish to his friends? (a)That he had never been born; (b) that Satan would stop attacking him; or (c) that he could kill himself.

2. True or false? Job's first friend, Eliphaz, began to comfort him by telling Job that he should remember the advice he had given others in their past troubles and follow his own advice.

3. Multiple choice: What did Job tell his "comforters" that the afflicted wish from their friends? (a) Sympathy; (b) kindness; or (c) money.
1. (a) That he had never been born (Job 3:3 -26 )

2. True (Job 4: 1-6 )
The basic stance of Job's comforters was that Job was suffering for his sins and should repent.

3. (b) Kindness (Job 6:14 )

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: God was proud that Job held it fast, but Job's wife said he was foolish to hold it. What was it?
(a) His tongue; (b) his integrity; (c) his win against his three comforters.

2. True or false ? Job's wife believed that if God did not protect a person's possessions, family, and health, then He was not worthy of faith.
1. (b) His integrity (Job 2: 3 )

2. True (Job 2: 9 )
She did not trust God for who He is but for what He would do for her.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wisdom and Instruction:

1. True or false? Satan viewed his attacks on Job's family and health as the work of God.

2. When Satan accused Job to God and obtained permission to attack Job, God spelled out definite limits to Satan's freedom.

3. Once God gave Satan permission to harm Job's possessions and family, He felt no personal responsibility for Satan's actions.
1. True (Job 1: 11; 2:5 )
Satan knew that ultimately he could do nothing unless God permitted it .
Satan was the immediate cause of the evil; God's permission was the ultimate controller.

2. True (Job 1 :12; 2: 6 )

3. False God said to Satan, " You incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause" ( Job 2: 3 ).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: In the book of Job, Satan gave God two circumstances in which he thought Job would curse God. What were they?
(a) Famine and pestilence; (b) loss of possessions and loss of health;
(c) prosperity and power.

2. When God evaluated Job to Satan, He said , "There is none like Him on earth." What made Job exceptional?
(a) His wealth; (b) his blamelessness and fear of God; or (c) his priestly care for his family.
1. (b) Loss of possessions and loss of health (Job 1: 11; 2:5 )
Satan thought that Job served God because God blessed him.
He was certain that removal of the blessings would reveal Job's breaking point.

2. (b) His blamelessness and fear of God (Job 1: 8 )
Satan did not believe God's evaluation of Job and set out to show God that Job's worship was motivated by desire for God's blessing (vv9,1o).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Poetry-- Memory

1.Fill in the blanks: The Shulamite begged Solomon , "Set me as a seal upon your ------- , As a seal upon your -------."

2. In the Song of Solomon, the bride reflects , "Many waters can not quench
------- , Nor can the floods --------it."

3. Sentence completion: In the Song of Solomon, the bride spoke of the value of genuine love, "If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house,--"

4. Fill in the blanks: The Song of Solomon concludes with this appeal from the Shulamite, "Make haste, my --------, And be like a gazelle--- On the
-------- of spices."
1. Heart---arm (Song 8: 6 )
Whether in searching for love from God or a human lover, it is natural to look for guarantees of love. At least God's promises are always dependable.

2. Love--- drown (Song 8: 7 )

3. "It would be utterly despised" (Song 8:7 )

4. Beloved---mountains (Song 8: 14 )

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


1. Sentence completion: The Shulamite told the daughters of Jerusalem about her beloved. She said, "He brought me to the banqueting house,---

2. Fill in the blanks: Solomon extolled the chastity of his beloved. A
--------- enclosed Is my sister, my spouse, A------- shut up, A------- sealed."

3. In the Song of Solomon, the Shulamite described Solomon like this, "Yes
he is altogether ------. This is my beloved, And this is my -------."
1. "And his banner over me was love" (Song 2: 4 )
Because the Song of Solomon has been applied to the relationship of Christ and the church, the phrase about Love's banner is one of the most encouraging and beautiful for Christians.

2. Garden--- spring ---fountain (Song 4: 12 )
Solomon found his beloveds chastity an attractive feature. He was
not interested in a promiscuous woman.

3. Lovely--friend (Song 5: 16 )
Not only were they romantically related, but the Shulamite and Solomon had the respect and enjoyment of one another, which characterizes friends.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


1. Sentence completion: The conclusion of Solomon in Ecclesiastes was this,
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God---"
2. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon had this to say about the futility of scholarship, "Of making many -------- there is no end, and much
------- is wearisome to the flesh."

3. In the Song of Solomon, the Shulamite described herself this way:
"I am the -------- of Sharon, And the -------- of the valleys."

1. "And keep His commandments, For this is the whole duty of man"
( Eccl.12: 13 )

2. Books---study (Eccl. 12: 12 )
Solomon was not playing down scholarship. He was stating that much that passes for scholarship is nonessential, especially if it fails to begin with he fear of God.

3. Rose---lily (Song 2: 1 )

Saturday, November 19, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote of the benefits of friendship in this way, "Two are better then one, -For if they------- , one
will lift up his companion."

2. Sentence completion: Solomon, in Ecclesiastes, advised, "It is better not to vow then-----".

3. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote, "Remember now your
-------- in the days of your --------."

1. Fall (Eccl. 4: 9,10)

2. To vow and not pay (Eccl. 5: 5 )

3. Creator--- youth (Eccl. 12: 1 )

Friday, November 18, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon evaluated his quest for pleasure in this way, "Indeed all was -------- and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the ------."

2. Sentence completion: In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon wrote, "To everything there is a season,---"

3. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon noted the yearning of man after God. He wrote, "He has made everything ------- in its time. Also He has put --------- in their hearts."
1. Vanity--- sun (Eccl. 2 : 11)

2. "A time for every purpose under heaven" (Eccl. 3: 1 )
This introduces the most famous poem of the book about every activity of life having its place in the balanced, but inscrutable plan of God.

3. Beautiful---eternity (Eccl.3 : 11 )

Thursday, November 17, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: The book of Ecclesiastes begins this way, "The words
of the -------- , the son of David , king in -------."

2. Sentence completion: One of the key thoughts of Ecclesiastes is contained in this verse, " "----- Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher----"

3. Fill in the blanks: In Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote of the futility of work in this way: "What is ------- cannot be made straight, And what is lacking cannot be --------."

1. Preacher---Jerusalem (Eccl. 1:1 )

2. "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity' (Eccl. 1 : 2 )
The term "vanity" stresses the emptiness or lack of substance to those things which men tend to believe are important.

3. Crooked---numbered (Eccl. 1: 15 )
Sin has introduced disorder into the world, and no amount of human effort can make the world orderly again.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


1.Fill in the blanks: A proverb warning against folly says, "A -------
for the horse, A ------- for the donkey, And a -------- for the fool's back."

2. In Proverbs, Agur confessed wonder at four things, " The way of an
------- in the air, The way of a -------- on a rock. The way of a -------
in the midst of the sea, And the way of a -------- with a virgin."

1. Whip---bridle---rod (Prov. 26: 3 )

2. Eagle---serpent---ship-----man (Prov. 30: 19 )

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


1. Sentence completion: One proverb reads, "Who can find a virtuous wife?
For ----"

2. Fill in the blanks: A proverb about character says, "Charm is ------- and
beauty is --------, But a woman who fears he Lord , she shall be praised."

3. A proverb about God's revelation says, "Every-------- of God is pure; --- Do not add to His ---------, Lest He reprove you , and you be found a liar."
1. "Her worth is far above rubies" (Prov.31: 10 )
King Lemuel asked this question in order to answer it positively with the lengthy description of a wise woman for which Proverbs 31 is famous.

2. Deceitful---vain (Prov. 31: 30 )

3. Word---words (Prov. 30: 5, 6 )

Monday, November 14, 2011


1. Sentence completion: One proverb about life's unpredictability reads,
"Do not boast about tomorrow, For you------"

2. A proverb about confession reads, "He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever----"

3. Fill in the blanks: A proverb about contentment says , "Give me
neither ------ nor-------- Lest I be ------- and deny You Or lest I be------
and steal."
1. "Do not know what a day may bring forth"(Prov. 27 : 1 ).

2. " Confesses and forsakes them will have mercy" (Prov. 28: 13 )

3. Poverty---riches---full---poor (Prov. 30: 8,9 )

Sunday, November 13, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: A proverb about self- control reads, "Whoever has no rule over his own --------- Is like a city broken down, without -------."

2. One proverb reads, Whoever digs a pit will -------- into it, And he who rolls a ------- will have it roll back on him."

3. A proverb about friendship says, "Faithful are the ------- of a friend, But the------- of an enemy are deceitful."
1. Spirit---walls (Prov. 25: 26 )
A city without walls is vulnerable to any enemy which approaches. A
man with no self-control is likewise defenseless against every threat to his spirit.

2. Fall---stone (Prov. 26: 27 )
Violence eventually returns upon its instigator (cf 6: 12-15).

3. Wounds---- kisses (Prov. 26: 27 )
The worst that one receives from a friend is better then the best he receives from an enemy.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Poetry- Memory

1. Fill in the blanks: A proverb favoring traditional values read, "Do not remove the ancient -------- Which your -------- have set."

2. A proverb about discipline reads, "Do not withhold ------- from a child, For if you ------- him with a rod, he will not --------."

3. A proverb about consistent character states, "A righteous man who falters before the wicked Is like a murky ------- and a polluted --------."

1. Landmark---fathers (Prov. 22:28 )
In Proverbs, this advice speaks of the importance of respecting the
accomplishments of the past. In the law, this was legislation forbidding the alteration of boundaries (Deut. 19: 14; 27: 17 )

2. Correction---beat---die (Prov. 23:13 )

3. Spring---well (Prov. 25 : 26 )

Friday, November 11, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: Proverbs teaches sobriety. One proverb says, "Wine is a -------- , Intoxicating drink arouses brawling, And whoever is led astray by it is not ------."

2. Sentence completion: A proverb about domestic tranquility states, " It is
better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in -----

3. One of the most familiar proverbs about rearing a child states, "Train up a child in the way he should go, And---
1. Mocker----wise (Prov. 20: 1 )

2. "A house shared with a contentious woman" (Prov. 21: 9 )

3. "When he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov. 22: 6 )

Thursday, November 10, 2011


1. Sentence completion: "Pride goes before destruction, A ----"

2. Fill in the blanks: One proverb says, "A------- loves at all times, A
-------- is born for adversity."

3. One proverb reads,"A merry-------- does good, like--------, But a broken
--------- dries up the bones."

4. Sentence completion: One of the proverbs reads, "A man who
has friends must himself be friendly, But there is---"
1. "A haughty spirit before a fall" (Prov. 16:18 )
Pride and arrogance are the forerunners of self-destruction.

2. Friend--- brother (Prov. 17:17 )
Friendship will survive conflict. In fact,friendship makes conflict endurable.

3. Heart---medicine-----spirit (prov. 17: 22 )
One's emotional well-being affects all of one's personality for good or ill.

4. :A friend who sticks closer then a brother" (Prov. 18: 24 )
Primarily, Solomon had in mind that a true friend, who is a rare creature, will be more loyal then anyone else, but Christians have rightly concluded that Jesus is the closest Friend and have applied this passage to Him.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: Proverbs teaches, "A merry heart makes a -------
--------, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is-------."

2. One proverbs teaches,"All the ------- of man are --------in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the ------."

3. One proverbs reads, "Better is a dinner of herbs where --------is,
Then a fatted calf with --------."

1. Cheerful--- countenance---broken (Prov. 15: 13 )

2. Ways---pure-----spirits (Prov.16: 2)

3. Love---hatred (Prov. 15:17 )
Emotional health is better then wealth.

Monday, November 7, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: One proverb reads, "In all-------- there is profit, But idle------- leads only to poverty."

2. Sentence completion: Proverbs teaches, "Righteousness exalts a nation, But---"

3. Finish this proverb, "A soft answer turns away wrath, But---"

1. Labor----chatter (Prov. 14: 23 )

2. "Sin is a reproach to any people" (Prov. 14: 34 )
Most of the proverbs are about personal wisdom. This one and a handful of related ones are about national righteousness.

3. "A harsh word stirs up anger" (Prov. 15: 1 )

Sunday, November 6, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: Proverbs teaches, "As a ring of gold in a swine's
--------, So is a-------- -------- who lacks discretion."

2. Proverbs teaches,"He who spares his rod--------- his son, But he who
-------- him disciplines him promptly."

3. Sentence completion: In Proverbs, Solomon observed, "There is a way that seems right to man,----

1. snout--- lovely woman (Prov. 11: 22 )
Character is fundamental and beauty is ornamental. A society which overvalues beauty is confused at a fundamental level.

2. Hates---loves (Prov. 13: 24 )

3. " but its end is the way of death" (Prov. 14: 12; 16: 25 ).

Friday, November 4, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: Solomon wrote, "A wise-------makes a glad father, But a foolish-----is the grief of his mother."

2. Proverbs teaches, "Hatred stirs up ---------, But love covers all -------."

3. Proverbs teaches, "Where there is no-------, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is -------."
1. Son---son (Prov. 10: 1)

2. Strife---sins (Prov. 10: 12)
Hatred divides people, while love unites them.

3. Counsel---safety (Prov. 11:14 ).

Thursday, November 3, 2011


1. Sentence completion: One of the proverbs says, "Can a man take fire to his bosom, And -----

2. Complete the frequent phrase which starts, "The fear of the Lord is-----
1. "His clothes not be burned"? (Prov. 6: 27 )
Solomon was not concerned with fire safety. He was comparing
adultery to playing with fire (vv. 20-29)

2. "The beginning of wisdom" (Prov.9: 10 )
"Fear" is not terror. It includes awe, respect, and the knowledge that dealing
with God involves the prospect of judgment as well as reward.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


1. Sentence completion: One of the proverbs says "Keep your heart with all diligence, For---

2. Fill in the blanks: One of the proverbs reads, "Go to the ------, you-------!
Consider her ways and be wise."

3. One of the proverbs says, "A little ------, a little-----, A little folding of the hands to ---------_So shall your poverty come on you like a robber."

1. "Out of it spring the issues of life" (Prov. 4: 23 )

2. Ant---sluggard (Prov. 6: 6)
While the ant's diligence is merely from instinct, it exemplifies a pattern of life which a man can choose and make a spiritual discipline.

3. Sleep---slumber----sleep (Prov. 6: 10, 11 )

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


1. Fill in the blanks: One of the Proverbs reads, "Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the ---------- and depart from evil. It will be------- to your flesh, And -----to your bones."

2. One of the proverbs says, "My son, do not despise the ------ of the Lord,
For whom the Lord loves He------, Just as a father the son in whom he delights."
1. Lord---health---strength (Prov. 3: 7, 8 )

2. chastening---corrects (Prov. 3: 11,12 )
"Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but grievous; nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
(Heb.12: 11 )