Proverbs: The Quest for Character

by | Jan 2, 2022 | Sermon

We might define success by using external qualities like the amount of money someone accumulates or the amount of fame they achieve. However, in the Bible, we find a successful life is defined by our character – our disposition towards qualities like love and generosity. With that definition of success in mind, the book of Proverbs provides timeless wisdom on our quest to become people of character.

Who are the people you consider your heroes? What do you admire about them? In your opinion, what makes them successful?

Read Colossians 3:12-16. What qualities does Paul encourage followers of Jesus to have? How are these qualities similar or different to the qualities you listed in the first question?

Read 2 Peter 1:3-8. The words “effective” and “fruitful” can be synonymous with success. According to Peter, what qualities lead result in a successful life? Do these qualities change the way you think about success? If so, in what ways?

Considering your answers to the first and second questions, what are some of the challenges or difficulties you face pursuing this kind of success? How would you ask God to help you develop a successful life?

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