Proverbs 8:6 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
6. Pro 8:6 - "Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things." A. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; i. Wisdom is in essence saying "listen up!". a. Hear v. - 1. a. intr. To perceive, or have the sensation of, sound; to possess or exercise the faculty of audition, of which the specific organ is the ear. 4. To exercise the auditory function intentionally; to give ear, hearken, listen. b. A wise man will hear, increase learning, and attain to wise counsels (Pro 1:5). c. In order to be wise, we must hear counsel and instruction (Pro 8:33; Pro 19:20). d. We should be swift to hear and slow to speak (Jam 1:19), but most people are just the opposite. ii. The reason for hearing what wisdom says is that she speaks of excellent things. a. Excellent adj. - B. adj. 1. Of a person or thing: That excels or surpasses in any respect; preëminent, superior, supreme. Of qualities: Existing in a greater, or an exceptionally great, degree. b. The word of God speaks of excellent things: it is superior to any other book. c. The excellent things which wisdom speaks of are words of truth (Pro 22:20-21). d. When we are instructed out of the law of God and grow in knowledge we will approve the things which are more excellent (Rom 2:18; Php 1:9-10). e. The excellent things which wisdom speaks of are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, praiseworthy things (Php 4:8). B. and the opening of my lips shall be right things. i. Wisdom speaks only of right things. a. Right adj. - II. 5. Of persons or disposition: Disposed to do what is just or good; upright, righteous. 6. a. Of actions, conduct, etc.: In accordance with what is just or good; equitable; morally fitting. 7. a. Agreeing with some standard or principle; correct, proper. Also, agreeing with facts; true. b. All of wisdom's words are in righteousness, and there is nothing froward or perverse in them (Pro 8:8). c. God's word is pure (Pro 30:5; Psa 119:140). ii. The word of the LORD is right (Psa 33:4). a. Anything which contradicts the word of God is not right and must be rejected. b. Knowing the Bible will enable us to identify things which are not right and avoid them. c. If we give ear to (hear) God's commandments and keep all His statutes, we will do that which is right in His sight (Exo 15:26; Deut 13:18).
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