Wisdom does not guarantee you won’t have problems in life, but is does guarantee you won't be the cause. In the moral realm, intellect is driven by passion; wisdom is driven by truth.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
- Read and discuss Proverbs 9. What does this tell you about the nature of man? Of God? What does it tell us about wisdom?
- How would you summarize the difference between wisdom and intellect? What are some examples of each?
- Why do you think fear of the LORD is the "beginning of wisdom" (Prov. 9:10)? How is wisdom paired with intellect in this verse?
- "In the moral realm, intellect is driven by passion; wisdom is driven by truth." How do you see this play out in David's life in 2 Samuel 11? Where else in scripture do you see this principal play out? Where have you seen this play out in modern culture?
- What area or situation in your life do you need to combine wisdom with intellect? Spend some time praying for this.