Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:1-28

SUMMARY: Rebellious rulers

OVERVIEWReminders of why we have the law and why we need to surrender to God and his way.

BIG IDEAThe wicked focus on themselves and what they want and don’t think of others.

KEY VERSE: Proverbs 28:1
The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.

Spiritual health, wisdom, and discernment is life’s highest currency. When you follow me and submit to my ways, you will find peace, security, and courage. The wicked always look over their shoulder and sleep restlessly, but the righteous are bold like lions. If you pursue evil, you will question yourself and have no peace. You will look for answers but never feel settled. But when you seek me, I will give you answers and calm in your heart, mind, and soul.

Do not try to impress others by ignoring my instruction. You may gain temporary praise from friends who will ultimately desert you, but that will be your only accomplishment. Even if you rise to a notable position, few will authentically follow you. They will listen only to improve their lives. But when you surrender to me, you will thrive. Those you lead will know you care and will serve faithfully. Find peace and satisfaction by following me.

Evaluate the pros and cons of being financially poor yet spiritually healthy or being wealthy yet deceitful. Which would you prefer for your children (or close friends)? Why?