Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
Righteousness Where It Counts
Speaker: Todd Murray
Passage: Proverbs 13:1-11
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In Proverbs 13:1-11, Solomon describes righteousness in two key areas of life.

  1. Introduction (v. 1)
  2. Speech & Ethics (vs. 2-6)
    1. Righteous Speech is Fruitful (v. 2)
    2. Righteous Speech is Restrained (vs. 3-4)
    3. Righteous Speech is Truthful (vs. 5-6)
  3. Finances & Ethics (vs. 7-11)
    1. Ethic’s Effect on its Possessor (vs. 7-9)
    2. Ethic’s Effect on Others (v. 10)
    3. Ethic’s Effect on Wealth’s Longevity (v. 11)

Solomon’s Warnings Concerning the Sluggard

  1. Avoid the habits & character of the sluggard’s presumptuous life
    1. He delays beginning a job because he is dishonest
      • “I can’t because…” Prov. 26:13, 22:13
    2. He delays beginning a job because he is self-indulgent.
      • “I’m too tired, I’ll do it later” Proverbs 26:14; 6:6-10
    3. He delays completing a job because he is lazy.
      • Prov. 26:15; 19:24
    4. He defends his inaction because he is proud.
      • Prov. 26:16
  2. Avoid the frightening consequences of the sluggard’s presumptuous life
    1. He suffers unemployment
      • Prov. 10:26; 12:24
    2. He suffers hunger
      • Prov. 19:15; 20:4
    3. He suffers unfulfilled cravings
      • Prov. 13:4; 21:25-26
    4. He suffers unnecessary hindrances
      • Prov. 15:19; 18:9
    5. He suffers sudden, unexpected poverty
      • Prov. 24:30-34; 6:11; 20:13; 2 Thess. 3:6-13