Scripture Reading

Proverbs 22:29

Lesson 9: The Wisdom of Hard Work

In economic downturns jobs are appreciated and valued, especially by those who lose theirs. In an economic upswing, our perspective sometimes changes. Jobs become what get in the way of what we really want to do. They can become almost annoying. Whether the economy is up or down, God wants us to have His perspective on work. And Proverbs reveals a lot about God’s perspective on work.[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), 79.

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