Scripture Reading

Proverbs 12:22

Lesson 11: The Wisdom of Appropriate Words

Words can be a major source of encouragement. They may also hurt people. Proverbs speaks frankly about the way people speak to each other. Our speech needs to be governed by wisdom. The wise person carefully chooses his words. He speaks encouraging words to others, and he speaks kindly about others.[1]

Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:


Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:

  • Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.
  • The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.

[1] Walking Wisely in a Foolish World: Proverbs. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2013), 97.

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