Wisdom vs. foolishness. joseph rhodes. chapel presentation. nflca. january.2012


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A Chapel Message at New Frontiers Lighthouse Christian Academy. This is an introduction to the topic of Wisdom in Proverbs 1-9. It includes an evangelical challenge to students.

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Wisdom vs. foolishness. joseph rhodes. chapel presentation. nflca. january.2012

  1. 1. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Chapel Message: Monday, January 30, 2012 A.D. New Frontiers Lighthouse Christian Academy (Wills Point, Texas) Speaker : Mr. Rhodes, M.A. High School English and Science
  2. 2. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Solomon: The Young King & Older Solomon
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  5. 5. Wisdom vs. Foolishness The Beginning of Knowledge 1  The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2  To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, 3  to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; 4  to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— 5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, 6  to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. 7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, 9  for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
  6. 6. Wisdom vs. Foolishness The Enticement of Sinners 10  My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11  If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; 12  like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; 13  we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; 14  throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”— 15  my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, 16  for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 17  For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird, 18  but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. 19  Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors. ( English Standard Version online. Proverbs 1:1 – 19)
  7. 7. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Kirk Cameron: A Foolish Young Man Who Became Wise
  8. 8. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Paris Hilton: A Beautiful Heiress Who Choose Foolishness
  9. 9. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Where are these two people recently ?
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  17. 17. Wisdom vs. Foolishness To whom are the crowd or “the gang” really listening? Who really is their leader ?
  18. 18. Wisdom vs. Foolishness But to whom are you listening ? Is it to Jesus ?
  19. 19. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Is it to “Dame Folly” or it is to “Lady Wisdom” ? Proverbs is all about which voice and which companion you follow and which way you choose to go in life !!!!!!!!
  20. 20. Wisdom vs. Foolishness Is it to those like Esther or to those like Paris ?
  21. 21. Wisdom vs. Foolishness <ul><li>An Outline of the Eight Preludes to Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 1 of Proverbs: Key Precepts </li></ul><ul><li>I. Personal Representative (Old Testament): Solomon (Pr. 1:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom’s Program of Instruction for Learners : (Pr. 1:2-6) </li></ul><ul><li>A. The Purpose of Wisdom’s Instruction: ( Pr. 1:2-4) </li></ul><ul><li>B. The Principle of Increasing Wisdom: ( Pr. 1: 5-6) </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Power from Attaining Wisdom: ( Pr. 1: 5- 6) </li></ul><ul><li>*Wisdom’s Power and the Peril of It’s Rejection : (Pr. 1:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom Preciousness and Preservation of Life : (Pr. 1:8 -9) </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom’s Antagonist: The Enticement of Sinners (Pr. 1:9-19) </li></ul><ul><li>VI. Wisdom’s Prophetic Call and Folly’s Consequences (Pr. 1:20 -33) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Wisdom vs. Foolishness VI. Wisdom’s Prophetic Call & Folly’s Consequences . (Proverbs 1:20-33) The Conclusion: A. Wisdom’s Song of Simpletons, Scoffers, and Fools (1:20 - 22) B. Wisdom’s Offer You Should Not Refuse (1:23 . . .) C. Wisdom’s Sad Rebuke of Those Who Reject Her (1:24 – 28) D. The Source of Evil Consequences : Stubborness of Heart Hatred of Wisdom and “Fear of Yahweh” (1: 29 – 30) E. Wisdom’s Gambit : Choose Life over Death ! (1: 31 – 33).
  23. 23. Wisdom vs. Foolishness 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,  8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight  9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. ( Ephesians 1:7-10, ESV )
  24. 24. Wisdom vs. Foolishness For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge . I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. { Emphasis ours – JDR } ( Colossians 2:1-4 ESV )
  25. 25. Wisdom: Yesterday, Today & Forever
  26. 26. Wisdom vs. Foolishness A Cosmically Big Issue ! Make Sure YOU CHOOSE WISELY FOR ETERNITY !
  27. 27. Wisdom vs. Foolishness מִשְׁלֵי שְׁלֹמֹה בֶן־דָּוִד מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ 1.1 Misleh sh e lomoh ben David, melek Yisrael: (Title or Superscription of Proverbs) פ אֱוִילִים בָּֽזוּ׃ יִרְאַת יְהוָה רֵאשִׁית דָּעַת חָכְמָה וּמוּסָר  1.7 yirath Yahweh reshith da’ath chokmah wu-mutsar evil’im bazu: (Motto: The Principle of Wisdom).
  28. 28. Wisdom vs. Foolishness שְׁמַע בְּנִי מוּסַר אָבִיךָ וְאַל־תִּטֹּשׁ תֹּורַת אִמֶּֽךָ׃ 1.8: Sh e ma beni mutsar abika w e al- tittosh torath immeka . לִוְיַת חֵן הֵם לְרֹאשֶׁךָ וַעֲנָקִים לְגַרְגְּרֹתֶֽיךָ׃ כִּי 1.9: Ki liw e yath hen hem l e rosheka wa`naqqim l e gar e g e roteeka: