Week of September 14

Week of September 14

September 14 - Proverbs 30

1) What is the obvious answer to the questions in verse 4? Who does the writer have in mind?

2) What are the two pitfalls of riches or poverty?

  1. Denying the Lord or stealing and thus profaning the name of the Lord
  2. Higher taxes or relying on handouts
  3. Stinginess or covetousness
  4. None of the above

September 15 - Proverbs 31

1) The husband of an excellent wife trusts her because she does what (v 12)?

2) Why is this "Proverbs 31 Woman" worth more than precious jewels?

  1. She is an entrepreneur
  2. She is physically fit
  3. She is a wise teacher
  4. She fears the Lord
  5. All of the above

September 16 - Ecclesiastes 1-2

1) What word does Solomon (aka "the Preacher") use repeatedly to describe the fact that life without the Lord is a pointless pursuit?

  1. Immorality
  2. Insanity
  3. Vanity
  4. None of the above

2) After a cynical assessment of life's pursuits, Solomon nonetheless concludes that God blesses the person who is _________ in His view (2:26).

September 17 - Ecclesiastes 3-4

1) In chapter 3, the "Preacher" declares that for everything there is a ________?

2) In chapter 4:9-12, what is the point made?

  1. Two are better than one when it comes to labor
  2. Going it alone can lead to trouble
  3. Two can better defend against attack
  4. All of the above

September 18 - Ecclesiastes 5-6

1) According to Ecclesiastes 5, when going to the house of God, it is important to:

  1. Avoid hasty words
  2. Guard your steps
  3. Go near to listen
  4. All of the above

2) According to Solomon (e.g., 5:10; 6:7), the love of money and the accumulation of wealth, regardless of motive, can never _________?

September 19 - Ecclesiastes 7-8

1) In Ecclesiastes 7:20, Solomon claims that there is not a righteous or just man who does good who does not ________?

2) According to Solomon, what happens to people's hearts when the sentence for a crime is not carried out quickly (see 8:11)?

September 20: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?