Seven Rules of Life From The Book of Proverbs

  1. Never Forget God (Proverbs 1:7)

Jesus said: “Apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

  1. Listen And Learn (Proverbs 1:8)

Jesus said:       “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25

  1. Make Wisdom Your Goal (Proverbs 2:1-6)

Jesus said:       “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

  1. Earn a Reputation for Unwavering Love (Proverbs 3:3-4)

Jesus said:       “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34

  1. Choose the Right Path (Proverbs 4:14-16, 18)

Jesus said:       “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Matthew 7:13-14

  1. Love One Woman (Proverbs 5:15-20)

Jesus said:       “. . . a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh . . .” Matthew 19:5

  1. Work Hard (Proverbs 6:6-11)

Jesus said:       “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” John 5:17

Jesus made this response when the Jewish leaders persecuted Him for working on the Sabbath. He also led by example: “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”  Mark 1:35

Dr James P Porowski     Licensed Psychologist     Professor – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary    Raleigh NC     April 11, 2016