Sunday 9 August 2015
- Wisdom that Works = Proverbs
- Pastor Arnie Hall
- Week 2 of 5
- Things that trip us up
- A practice or habit considered to be evil, degrading or immoral
- Wicked or depraved conduct or habits;
- A slight personal failing; a foible
- A flaw or imperfection: A defect, a shortcoming
- A bad habit
- This additional definition may be an attempt to belittle the seriousness of vices by recategorising them as slight imperfections, a result of the Fall.
- This leads to the erroneous belief that “it can’t be wrong if God made me this way.”
List of vices covered in Proverbs
|Adultery & Sexual Immorality||78||Can a man scoop fire into his lap without this clothes being burned?||6:27|
|Covetousness & Envy||13||Don’t fret because of evildoers; don’t envy the wicked. For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.||24:19-20|
|Drunkenness||16||Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine…||23:29-30|
|Fool||46||Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance? Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?
Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
About face! I can revise your life. Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you; I’m ready to tell you all I know.
|Gluttony||10||It is not good to eat too much honey…||25:27|
|Hate||16||Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.||10:12|
|Lazy||17||A lazy employee will give you nothing but trouble; It’s vinegar in the mouth, smoke in the eyes.||10:26|
|4||Playing favourites is always a bad thing; you can do great harm in seemingly harmless way.||28:21|
|Pride||22||The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows.||15:25|
|Scorner & Mocker||16||The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.||3:34|
|Simple minded||29||The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.||14:15|
|Sin||22||God-devotion make a country strong; God-avoidance leaves people weak.||14:34|
|Stubbornness||9||Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed – without remedy.||29:1|
|Thief||24||Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth.||20:17|
|Troublemaker||28||It’s a mark of good character to avert quarrels, but fools love to pick fights.|