Monday, January 23, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice:  According to Proverbs, when do people Not despise a thief? (a) When he steals because of starvation; (b) when  he is a powerful man; or (c) when they, too, are thieves.

2. Wisdom is personified in Proverbs 8. With whom does Wisdom live in that personification? (a)Knowledge; (b) love; or (c) prudence.

3.  According to Proverbs 8, what does the person do who sins against Wisdom? (a) He wrongs his own soul; (b) he  harms his neighbor; or (c) he faces God's judgment.

1. (a) When he steals because of  starvation (Prov. 6 : 30 ). His desperate need serves as a mitigating circumstance for his theft.

2. (c) Prudence (Prov.8 : 12 ) Wisdom uses knowledge with discretion. This is prudence.

3. (a) He wrongs his own soul (Prov. 8:36 ).

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