Lesson Eight: Solomon, Agur, and Lemuel

It starts and ends with the fear of the LORD

Although Proverbs offers specific wisdom for a myriad of situations, every bit of it rests on the fear of the LORD. So if you're overwhelmed by the volume of proverbs, don't be. Instead, remember the foundation and fix your eyes on Jesus! 

What most encourages you about the Proverbs 31 woman?

What has been your biggest takeaway from studying Proverbs? How is what you've learned changing the way you think and act?

If this study has blessed you, we'd love for you to come alongside of Precept and help us continue our mission of establishing people in God's Word! Would you commit to praying for Emily, Nathaniel and the other Precept Summer Interns for 2018? Would you pray for the Ministry as a whole as we continue to help people around the world learn to discover truth for themselves? If God lays it on your heart to partner with us financially, here are links where you can give:



Precept Ministries International

Remember to invite your friends and join me for a sweet journey through Psalm 119 this summer in the original Sweeter Than Chocolate!® In the 176 verses of this Hebrew acrostic poem, we'll drink deeply as we learn what God's Word is, what it does, and why it matters in our lives! Watch your email for the link to sign up!

Thank you again for joining me on this journey through the Proverbs! May God richly bless you as you continue to pursue Him through His Word! See you on the blog!



Lesson Seven: The Proverbs of Solomon and More!

The Flowers and the Garden

We're close to the end of our study, but the depth of Proverbs will provide each of us plenty of material to contemplate and apply for the rest of our lives! For now, let's talk about what we learned this week:

Which of Solomon's proverbs in this section caught your attention most and why?

Which of the 30 Sayings of the Wise stood out to you most and why?

How is what you're learning changing the way you think and act?

If this study has benefited you, I sure hope that you'll join me in supporting the work of Precept Ministries as we equip the next generation to reach our world with the good news through inductive Bible study. When you click at the link to support Emily, please leave her a note in the "Comments" section of the form to let her know that your gift is from the Savvy class!

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See you online and thanks, in advance, for joining me in supporting the ongoing work of Precept Ministries International through your giving and your prayer.


pam :)




Lesson Six: The Proverbs of Solomon

"Why Am I Talking?" and Other Ways to Apply the Proverbs!

WIth so many individual proverbs filling chapters 10–17, I'm excited to hear where God has been meeting you through His Word this week! So let's start discussing!

What proverb or proverbs stood out to you most this week and why?

How would you summarize this section of Proverbs? You can do this chapter-by-chapter or give a title to the whole section or sub-sections. Be sure to include the #hashtags. 

How has God been changing the way you think and act so far through your study of Proverbs?

I want to apologize for not getting the podcasts going yet. It's a new animal for me and, honestly, I need to get over my techno-fear and just do it. 

Looking forward to hearing from you all soon!


pam :) 

Lesson Five: Women . . .

Nothing Good After Midnight . . . 

There's nothing like a story to make a truth memorable! Solomon's tale about the naive young man and boisterous woman paints a picture that helps bind truth to the heart. Let's talk about that this week. 

How would you summarize each of chapters 7, 8, and 9? What #hashtag would you give to each one of those?

In what situations of life are you most tempted to follow folly's path? What biblical truths or specific Bible verses can you meditate on to help keep you on wisdom's path instead?

What has been your biggest challenge in study this week? 

What has been your biggest takeaway this week?

Remember, you don't have to answer all of the questions, but I'd sure like you to pick at least one so we have as many voices as possible in the discussion. Also, thanks to all of you who have been taking the time to comment on one another's posts! That's the way we get actual discussions going on line. :) 

Finally, if you have any difficult people in your life—fools, scoffers, or the like—don't forget to pick up a copy of Jan's Fool-Proofing Your Life at this link.

See you on the blog!

pam :) 

Lesson Four: The Wicked Dies for Lack of Instruction

If You Know the Wise Thing To Do . . . Do It!

Solomon passes along rock solid wisdom in Proverbs 5 and 6. Unfortunately for him, he ignores critical pieces of it in his personal life to his own demise. Let's talk about those wise words today as we get our discussion started with these questions:

•  Summarize Proverbs 5 and Proverbs 6 each in one sentence. Then come up with a #hashtag for each.

• What has been your biggest takeaway from studying these two chapters? Where has the Word of God met you with a specific truth and application?

See you on the blog!

pam :) 

Lesson Three: Around the Edges . . . A Father's Influence

When the Wise Choose Foolishness

Solomon's life and example chill me to the bone. When the wisest man ever to live chose to do what was right in his own eyes instead of following God's way, he played the fool and reaped disastrous results for both himself and his nation. Still, while Solomon fell short in his role as the "son of David," God's provided a better, a perfect "Son of David."

I'm reminded of Jesus' words to the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here," (Matthew 12:42, NASB). Let's talk about King Solomon today and what we can learn from his life.

What was your biggest takeaway from Solomon's life?

Where are you most prone to rely on your own wisdom? What truth from God's Word do you need to claim instead?

Looking forward to seeing you on the blog soon! 

Love ya,

pam :)



Lesson Two: Lean In, Acquire Wisdom, Don't Let Go!

Incline Your Heart and Do Not Forget

Let's jump right in and discuss Proverbs 2, 3, and 4! Here are some prompts and questions to get us started . . . 

Summarize Proverbs 2, Proverbs 3, and Proverbs 4 each in one sentence. Then come up with a #hashtag for each.
How are you going about seeking wisdom in your life?
How do you typically respond to reproof?
What has been your biggest takeaway from studying Proverbs this week?

As you respond the the prompts and questions, don't forget to take some time to encourage a classmate while you're on the blog!

Many blessings!

pam :)

Lesson One: Where are You Building?

God's Truth Illustrated!

The book of Proverbs shows us what life looks like when lived God's way and the train wreck that happens when God's way is rejected. It displays picture after picture of life built on the the rock of God's Word and contrasts it with life built on the sand of man's ways.

Here are some questions to kick off our discussion today of Proverbs 1 . . . 

How would you summarize Proverbs 1 in one sentence? In one #hashtag?

What truth from Proverbs 1 did you most need to hear and apply this week? How are you doing at applying it?

Remember, you can answer as many or as few questions as you'd like, but you'll get more out of the class if you go ahead and jump in with both feet! Also, take some time to make a friend by commenting on at least one or two of your classmate's posts!

For those of you who want a little more accountability, I've included links below for our two live discussion classes with Bev Schlomann and for the February 8 Webinar with Jan and me. 

Register for LIVE Discussion class on Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00 EST. 

Register for LIVE Discussion class on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 EST.

Register for LIVE Webinar with Jan and Pam, February 8 from 8:00 to 9:30 EST.

Looking forward to chatting with you on the blog this week!


pam :) 



Savvy Intro and Info

Let's Get to Know Each Other . . . and Invite Some Friends!

Welcome to Savvy! You'll find the basics on how the study works in the video and, as promised, our starting questions and the link to purchase the workbook follow below. 

Questions to get started . . . 
What's your name? Where are you from? What is a unique fact about you?

If you've ever dropped out of a Bible study, what caused you to stop? What Bible study barriers have you faced in the past?

If you've ever had a great Bible study experience where you've started strong and finished strong, what were some of the elements involved that helped you persevere?

Remember, I'd love for you to answer AND to drop in a comment or two on some of your classmates' responses. :) 

Here's the link for the workbook.

You can also download lesson one to get started while you wait for your book!

Can't wait to get to know you!


pam :)