Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

Multiple choice:  1.  Solomon wrote,  "The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, And hastens to the place where it arose." What truth did this illustrate? (a) It is vain to rebuke a fool; (b) there is nothing new under the sun; or (c) it is folly to conceal sin.

2. Fill in the Blank: Solomon said, "Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor - it is the  -------  of God."

3. Solomon wrote, "Better is a handful with -------- Than both hands full, together with  ------ and grasping for the wind."

1. (b) There is nothing new under the sun  (Eccl. 1: 5,9 ).

2. "Gift"  (Eccl. 3:13 )

3. "Quietness----- toil" (Eccl. 4:6 ).

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1.  Multiple choice: What does the book of Proverbs mean when it says a worthless person spreads discord with the wink of his eye, the shuffle of his feet, and the pointing of his finger ?  (a) Body language  can convey  contempt; (b) fools have a code of signals; or (c) he irritates people with his foolishness.

2. True or false?  From  the perspective of the book of Proverbs, a person who talks  a lot is more likely to be foolish than wise.

3. According to Proverbs, family relationships make interpersonal problems easier to resolve.

1. (a) Body language can convey contempt  (Prov. 6:12-14 ) A wicked and worthless  person learns  this and uses body language to bring pleasure to others who enjoy laughing at people.

2. True (Prov. 10:14, 19; 17:27,28 ). Wisdom is restrained, but folly is unbridled.

3. False. Family relationships intensify interpersonal problems  (Prov. 17:21; 18:19; 21:9 )

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wisdom and Instrution

1. Multiple choice:  In the book of Proverbs, what does the phrase "Faithful are the wounds of a friend" mean?  (a) False friends will always hurt you; (b) a friend doesn't mean it when he hurts you; or (c) a true friend will hurt you when it is for your good.

2.  In  the book of Proverbs, what does the saying mean that "a man sharpens the countenance of his friend" as "iron sharpens iron" ?  (a) Friends finally fight; (b) friends mature one another; or (c) friends wear one another down.

3.  In the book of Proverbs, who is compared to  "a madman who throws firebrands , arrows, and death" ? (a) The practical joker; (b) the scoffer; or (c) the adulterer.

1. (c) A true friend will hurt you when it is for your good (Prov. 27: 6 ) A wise man will appreciate and benefit from the correction of a friend.

2.  (b) Friends mature one another (Prov. 27 : 17 ). Rough edges are smoothed in encounters with loving friends.

3. (a) The practical joker (Prov . 26: 18,19 ). He will always say that he meant no harm,but the harm is done whatever his intentions.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice:  What does the expression "Pride goes before destruction" mean? (a) When a person's pride is gone, he will fail; (b) pride prepares the way for destruction; or (c) pride and destruction cannot be in the same place.

2. True or false? The book of Proverbs teaches that one should be kind to enemies, not taking pleasure in their failures but helping meet  their basic needs.

3. The book of Proverbs  teaches that fair weather friends are many but true friends are few.

1.(b) Pride prepares the way for destruction (Prov.16:18 ).

2.True (Prov. 24: 17, 18; 25: 21,22 ). Revenge belongs to God , so only He has a right to bring anything but good into a person's life.

3. True   Prov. 14: 20; 17: 17; 18: 24; 19: 4, 6,7).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: What does one proverb say is "the crown" of a man? (a) His head; (b) wisdom; or (c) an excellent wife.

2. Fill in the blanks:  A proverbs says, "A man's heart ------- his ways, But the Lord ------ his steps".

3. True or false ?  Honest business dealings mean so much to God that Proverbs says that just weights and balances belong to Him.

1. A excellent wife (Prov. 12: 4 ).

2. "Plans------directs" Prov. (16: 9). This proverb  relates the free will of man and the sovereignty of God.

3. True (Prov. 11: 1; 16: 11 )

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. True or false?  The Wise man of Proverbs, is marked as much by his openness to learn as by his knowledge.

2. A fool does not enjoy folly. He hates it.

3. Speech patterns that pervert the truth do not deceive for long. They become known.

1. True (Prov. 1:5; 9:9 )

2. False (Prov. 2: 14; 10: 23; 15: 21 ). The fool believes his folly is wisdom. In proud confidence he struts toward destruction.

3. True (Prov. 10 : 9, 31, 32; 17: 20 ) By its nature, falsehood brings people into conflict with reality and reveals them to be dangerous.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. True or false?  According to Proverbs, a wise person will reason with and rebuke a scoffer to help him change.

2.  In Proverbs, a fool is someone who is pleased wih  his opinions and impatient with the advice of anyone else.

3." Stolen water is sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant."

1. False (Prov. 9 :7, 8; 13:1; 15:12). Rebuke of a scoffer will only lead to shame and hatred as the scoffer makes life hard for one.

2. True (Prov. 1: 7; 9 : 8; 12 :15; 15:5)

3. False  This line belongs to a fool in Proverbs, It has enough truth in it to tempt us to believe it (Prov. 9: 13-18 ).

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 ).

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice:  "A
proud look, A lying tongue, (and) Hands that shed innocent blood" are abominations to the Lord. How many abominations  are on that list in Proverbs ?
(a) Three; (b) seven; or (c) twelve.

2. According to Proverbs, what is able to reduce a man" to a crust of bread"? (a) Poverty; (b) folly; or (c) an evil woman.

3. According to Proverbs, what is playing with fire? (a) Stealing ; (b) adultery; or (c) Gossip.

1. (b) Seven (Prov. 6: 16-19 ).

2. (c) An evil woman (Prov. 6 :26 ) Poverty and folly are internal properties of a man,which he must control. The evil woman is an independent personality who must be avoided.

3. (b) Adultery (Prov. 6: 27-29 ).

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1.  Multiple choice: Which of these is Not a lesson the sluggard was to learn from the ant in Proverbs?
(a) Work when you aren't being watched; (b) don't spread gossip or (c) do things at the proper time.

2.  Question: What character in Proverbs folds his hands in sleep, stays home so a lion won't eat him, and turns on his bed like a door on its hinges?

3.  Multiple choice: What is the favorite activity of the sluggard in the book of Proverbs? (a)
Eating; (b) partying; or (c) sleeping.

1. (b) Don't spread gossip (Prov. 6 : 6-11 )

2.The sluggard (Prov. 6: 9,10; 22:13; 26:14 )

3. ( c) sleeping (Prov. 6: 9,10 ). Even eating is too strenuous an activity for the sluggard  (Prov.26 :15 ).

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. True or false? When Solomon advised, "Keep your heart with all diligence," he was concerned about emotional involvements of the heart.

2.  Multiple choice: What did Solomon in Proverbs say starts out honey but ends up wormwood?
(a) Pride; (b) the lips of an immoral woman; or (c) power and wealth.

3. About what was Solomon instructing with the proverb, "Drink water from your own cistern?
(a) Public health; (b) marital fidelity; or (c) borrowing and lending.

1. False.  Solomon was concerned with integrity (Prov. 4 : 23-27 ).

2. (b) The lips of an immoral woman (Prov. 5:3,4 ).

3.  (b) Marital fidelity (Prov. 5:15-20 ). The context emphasizes the superiority of fidelity over promiscuity.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1.True or false?  In Proverbs, Solomon compared the Lord chastening  the people  to a farmer training  his mule.

2.  Multiple choice:  In Proverbs, the right hand of Wisdom holds length of days. What is in her left? (a)  Riches  and honor; (b) family and friends; or (c) the kingdom of God.

3.  True or false?  In Proverbs, Solomon  advised  thinking it over before doing your neighbor a good deed.

1. False   The  comparison is to a father disciplining his son (Prov.3:12 ). This  comparison is rooted in the law and extended into the New Testament (Deut. 8 : 5; Heb. 12 :6,7 )

2. (a) Riches and honor (Prov. 3 : 16 )

3. False. He said it is wrong to delay a good deed when you are able to do it  (Prov. 3: 27, 28 )

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Widsom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: According to Proverbs, which one of these  is true?  (a) Violent men prosper unfairly; (b) there is honor among thieves; or (c) violent men do their worst violence against themselves.

2. In Proverbs , whose house and path leads down to death? (a) The immoral woman's, (b) Folly's; or (c) Violence's.

3. To what did Solomon compare the quest for Wisdom? (a) A game of chance; (b) a treasure hunt; (c) a

1.  (c) Violent men do their worst violence against themselves (Prov. 1: 17-19 ). This  stands in sharp contrast to the attitude of the violent that they can get away with their violence indefinitely (vv. 10-16).

2. (a) The immoral woman's (Prov. 2: 16-18 ). They lead to death by leaving the truth in favor of crooked ways (vv. 13-15 ).

3. (b) A treasure hunt (Prov. 2: 4 )

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Widsom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: There are two woman in the first two chapters of Proverbs. One of them is Wisdom. Who is the other? (a) The seductress; (b) Knowledge; or (c) Folly.

2.  Proverbs 1 contains the major personification of the book. Who is this woman? (a) Israel; (b) Folly; or (c) Wisdom.

3.  True or false?  Solomon compared proverbs to enigmas and riddles.

1.  (a) seductress (Prov. 2: 16-19 ).  She is contrasted with Wisdom. Wisdom would enrich and prosper; the seductress would impoverish and destroy.

2.  (c) Wisdom   (Prov. 1: 20-33 ). Wisdom is portrayed as a concerned woman who  seeks  to help the simple. She cries aloud so that any who want her aid can find it.

3. True (Prov. 1: 6 ). His  point is not that proverbs are obscure or tricky but that effort  is required to  discern their significance for life.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: As the psalmist considers the brevity of life in Psalm 144, he says, "Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing: (a) Day; (b) shadow; or (c) sigh."

2.  Fill in the blank:  Sensing the greatness of God , the psalmist exalts, He counts the number of the
---------; He calls them all by name.

3.  Multiple choice:  To what did Solomon in Proverbs compare a son's obedience to the wisdom of his parents ?  (a) Money in the bank; (b) winning a prize; or (c) ornamental jewelry.

1. "Shadow" (Psalm 144: 4 )

2. " Stars" (Psalm 147: 4 ) God's naming the stars signifies that He  has authority over them.

3. (c) Ornamental jewelry (Prov. 1:8,9 ).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks:  It does no good to try to hide in the dark from God because -------- shines as the
-------- to  God .

2. Multiple choice: The psalmist , in Psalm 139, marvels that God's (a) Blessings; (b) thoughts; or
(c) stars are more numerous then the sand.

3. According to Psalm 139, what were written in God's book before they came into existence? (a) Names of people to be born; (b) descritions of peoples daily lives; or (c) names of kings of Israel.

1. Night---day (Psalm 139 :12)

2.(b) Thoughts (Psalm 139: 17,18 ) 

3.   (b) descriptions of peoples daily lives (Psalm 139: 16 )

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

  1.  Multiple choice: In Psalm 133, the refreshing dew falling upon Mount Hermon is compared to what?  (a) Praise in the temple; (b) the incense offering; or (c) brothers living in unity.

2.  Psalm 136 emphasize the point that God's mercy is never ending. How often is that fact stated in Psalm 136? (a) Every  verse; (b) every other verse; or (c) every third verse.

3.  True or false? God  knows our words even before we speak them.

1. (c) Brothers living in unity (Psalm 133: 1, 3 ).

2. (a) Every verse. The phrase "For His mercy endures forever" is repeated in all twenty-six verses of Psalm 136.

3. Ture (Psalm 139: 4 )

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1.  Fill in the blank: In Psalm 130, the psalmist reminds us,  "If You, Lord, should mark ------- , O Lord, who could stand?"

Iniquities  (Psalm 130: 3

2.  Multiple choice: According to Psalm 130, God is to be feared because of His:
(a) forgiveness; (b) justice; or (c) judgment

(a) forgiveness (Psalm130: 4 )

3. The Psalmist has a quiet and calm soul because he does not concern himself with
(a) business; (b) great; (c) insignificant matters?

(b) great

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice:  According to Psalm 125: 2 , the Lord surrounds His people like the (a) walls; (b) mountains; or (c) priests.

(b) Mountains.

2. The psalmist knew that ultimately it was the Lord who protected Israel's cities. Therefore he wrote that unless the Lord guards the city, who stays awake in vain?  (a) The army; (b) the king; or (c) the watchman.

(c) The Watchman (Psalm 127 : 1 )

3. According to Psalm 127, the Lord gives a special gift to "His beloved" in the midst of a high pressure world. What is that gift? (a) Lots of money; (b) sleep; or (c) joy.

Sleep (b) 127: 2 )

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice:According to Psalm 119, the entirety of God's Word is (a) good; (b) holy; or (c) truth.

(c) Truth (Psalm 119: 160 ).

2. Fill in the blanks: We  can know that God will always help us because He  is God who does not
-------- or sleep.

Slumber (Psalm 121 : 4 ) God is always alert to us and our needs.

3. Because, according to Psalm 121, "The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The ------- shall not
strike you by day, Nor the ------- by night".

Sun ---moon  (Psalm 121 :5,6 ). This psalm testifies that life is controlled by the Creator rather then the creation.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wisdom and Instruction

1. Multiple choice: According to Psalm 119, if a young man heeds God's word
he will (a) find; (b) cleanse; or (c) discern his way.

(b) cleanse  (Psalm 119 : 9 )

2. Fill in the blanks : So  that the psalmist might not sin against God, he -------  God's word in his heart.

Hid (Psalm 119 : 11 ) The image  speaks of putting Scripture in a safe place where it cannot be taken away by an enemy but is available when needed.

3. The psalmist confirms in Psalm 119, "I have  more understanding than all my
------- , For  Your testimonies are my meditation."

Teachers  (Psalm 119 : 99 ) God's word rather than the philosophies of men allows people to have real understanding and insight into life.