Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25:1-28

SUMMARY: Pursue purity

OVERVIEWInstructions for successfully living and working with other people.

BIG IDEASeek purity in your leadership (verse 5) and intentions (verses 6, 7), and keep your tongue (verse 13) and heart pure (verses 21, 22).

KEY VERSEProverbs 25:4–5
Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith. Remove the wicked from the king’s court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.

Follow me like a dog chases a scent. Passionately pursue my will and my way. Learn what I love and hunger for it. You don’t have to worry about living a sin-free life. Don’t focus on what you can’t do but be consumed with me, instead. Let me lead you. I am with you and have plans for you. I’d love for you to follow me. Your eyes will be opened to amazing things. Once you get a taste of what I offer, you will hunger for so much more. That’s the kind of relationship I want with you—one where you find satisfaction and hope and fulfillment.

Learn the power of a gentle word. Become a master at serving others, even those who resist or resent you. Be a person who brings hope and satisfaction. As water quenches thirst, be a cup of cold water to those you meet.

God knows your heart. Ask God to purify areas that need it so you can become more and more like Jesus. Ask a friend to pray for you and hold you accountable.