Wisdom Literature: How Predictable is the World?





Reflection/Discussion Questions

  • What’s a proverb (not necessarily from the Bible) your family said when you were a kid? In other words, what’s a short saying your family lived by?
  • What do you think of the image of Proverbs vs. Ecclesiastes with Job as an example of someone caught in the middle working these perspectives out?
  • Besides the subjects of poverty and parenting, what are some other areas where irresponsible reading of Proverbs might lead to incorrect conclusions about oneself or others?
  • What would it look like to cut yourself and others some slack when interpreting and applying Proverbs?

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