Study 7 of 13 on Proverbs
“We shouldn’t go on a witch hunt just because we found a broom…that being said we often talk about the sin and point it out, but shield the sinner…especially if they are connected in some way. And then we wonder why our problems perpetuate. We should not continue to protect those who choose to do wrong…no matter how large their following. Christ outlined how to deal with interpersonal relationships…and also advised us to dust our feet…because it is truly better ‘to eat a dry morsel in quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.’”—Falvo Fowler
Scriptural Basis: Deut. 24:10–11; Proverbs 17–19; John 8:1–11; 1 Cor. 13:5–7.
Key Text: “Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife” (Prov. 17:1, NKJV).
1. Why is this week’s key text, Proverbs 17:1, so appropriate to the title of the week: “Dealing With Fights”?
2. In what way did Jesus deal with open sin?
3. How does Proverbs 18 help to understand the importance of words?
4. What are some ways we can lie without ever using words?
5. Why are words so important in building a relationship?
6. How can we learn to be open-minded while at the same time not being foolish about it?