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and folly are constantly pitted against one another. (Each is personified as a woman at different points in the book.) • Book Outline I. Words of wisdom for the young (1–9) II. The proverbs of Solomon (10:1–22:16) III. Words for the wise leader (22:17–24:34) IV. More proverbs of Solomon, Hezekiah’s collection (25–29) V. The sayings of Agur (30) VI. The sayings of Lemuel (31) • Key Verses » “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (3:5–6). » “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel” (1:5). » “Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil” (4:26–27). • Study Exercises » From Proverbs 1:2–6, list the things that Solomon’s proverbs can do for you. » Read the story of the seduction of the young man in Proverbs 7, and list the mistakes he made which led to his downfall. » Study the two “women” described in chapter 9. Each of them calls out to the passersby. Note how those who follow their call end up in two very different places. » As you read the proverbs, identify which ones expose a particular fault in your life by underlining them in your Bible. Then use these verses as a prayer guide, and ask God to change your heart on these issues. » Chapter 31 includes one of the greatest Biblical descriptions of womanhood. The noble character of this woman is portrayed at length. Compare her to the seductress of chapter 7 and note the many contrasts between the two. Some material from ExecutableOutlines.com, by Mark A. Copeland. Used by permission. Answers to Truth in Psalms crossword puzzle on page 16: Across—3 word, 5 heavens, 6 walk, 8 lovingkindness, 9 truth, 10 commandments. Down—1 forever, 2 buckler, 4 near, 7 kissed. Loaves & Fishes • Issue 32 | 17


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