How to Live Well (A Study in the Book of Proverbs)SERIES – The Grand Story

Proverbs 1:1-5 GNV

  1. 1  The proverbs of Solomon, son of David and king of Israel.
  2. 2  Here are proverbs that will help you recognize wisdom and good advice, and understand sayings with deep meaning.
  3. 3  They can teach you how to live intelligently and how to be honest, just, and fair.
  4. 4  They can make an inexperienced person clever and teach young people how to be resourceful.
  5. 5  These proverbs can even add to the knowledge of the wise and give guidance to the educated,
  6. 6  so that they can understand the hidden meanings of proverbs and the problems that the wise raise.

Knowledge is informative. Wisdom is application.


• Protects us (Proverbs 2:8)• Directs us (Proverbs 3:5-6)• Perfects us (Proverbs 4:18)


I. How to relate to GodProverbs 1:7

Proverbs 3:4 Proverbs 6:10-19 Proverbs 15:11 Proverbs 17:3 Proverbs 22:19

II. How to relate to ourselvesProverbs 12:27
Proverbs 18:21
Proverbs 20;11

Proverbs 26:10-11

III.How to relate to othersProverbs 8:17
Proverbs 16:7
Proverbs 17:17

Proverbs 20:19

The Upside of HateProverbs 6:16-19 GNV

  1. 16  There are seven things that the Lord hatesand cannot tolerate:
  2. 17  A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that killinnocent people,
  3. 18  a mind that thinks up wicked plans, feet thathurry off to do evil,
  4. 19  a witness who tells one lie after another, andsomeone who stirs up trouble among friends.

John 3:16

Amos 5:21 Amos 5:15 Ecclesiastes 3:8 Romans 12:9

The opposite of hate is indifference.

Purposes of Hate

1. To protect that which is good.2. To eliminate that which is evil.3. To define who we are.

• Hate where we are
• Love what you can become• Trust God to take you there

Hebrew 12:6

Things God Hates

1. Disdainful eyes (Proverbs 6:17) Luke 18:9-14

1 Corinthians 4:7

Romans 15:1 KJV2. Deceitful tongues (v. 17)

3. Deadly hands (v. 17)
4. Depraved hearts (v. 18)5. Delinquent feelings (v. 18)6. Dishonest witness (v. 19)7. Divisive attitude (v. 19)

When hate:

1. Is Petty
2. Is Uncontrolled3. Is Misdirected4. Won’t forgive

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