Wisdom Develops Discipline (Proverbs 4:10-27)
July 19, 2015 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: Wisdom for Life - A Series in the Book of Proverbs
Topic: Sermons Passage: Proverbs 4:10–4:27
Sometimes people ask me what I struggle with, and my stock answer is usually, “Whatever I’m preaching on.” Well, this week I’m preaching about discipline. Not church discipline, not child discipline, and not about my academic discipline — but just plain discipline. Usually we call it “self-discipline.” The Bible often refers to it as “self-control.” So, obviously, my sermon preparation this week isn’t going anywhere fast, since I’m not being very disciplined (which also explains why this email is going out a little late). And to make things even better, this is vacation season, and we all know how much self-control we exercise while on vacation.
However, we’re spending the summer in the Book of Proverbs, and we’re looking at how Proverbs gives us #WisdomforLife. Proverbs covers lots of different issues, but most of them have to do with our character — like discipline … (sigh) … probably not a good week to get started on a weight-loss program.
This week we’ll look at Proverbs that address how wisdom is revealed by whether or not we discipline ourselves. We’ll be focusing on Proverbs 4-6 and considering the topic, “Wisdom develops Discipline.” How should we be disciplined? Why should we be disciplined? Can anything go wrong with trying to be disciplined? And what does discipline have to do with wisdom? These are a few of the questions we’ll be looking at this Sunday. Hopefully, the sermon will be done before the service starts. See you then, Dr. Dave