What is your "Achilles" heel           Proverbs 15

 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked
       but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

    10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path;
       he who hates correction will die.

    11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD—
       how much more the hearts of men!

    12 A mocker resents correction;
       he will not consult the wise.

    13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
       but heartache crushes the spirit.

    14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
       but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

    15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
       but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

    16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD
       than great wealth with turmoil.

    17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
       than a fattened calf with hatred.

    18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,
       but a patient man calms a quarrel.

What is to be our response to correction or rebuke (vv. 5, 10, 12, 31, 32)  If we listen to it, what happens?  If we don't what happens?  Do you believeit's that simple?  Why or why not?  If this chapter were a book for sale, which verse wuld be on the cover as a " come on" to persuade you to buy it?  Why?



Write the questions, in red, down in one color and the answers in another skipping lines between each.

Read Proverbs 15 : 9-18. 

Who would get the prize for best peace-making efforts in your family?  Why did you select that person? 

What is your "Achilles" heel that, when hit, will ignite your anger every time?  when teenagers tell me what I know

Find and write down the words from a verse in Ch 15 that will help you the next time in turning away your wrath,  as well as your opponents.

As a key is used to unlock the door to a house, what key words unlock the meaning and main points of this chapter?  discipline, correction; heart v 13-15; love v 17
What in verses 13  and 15 is the key to "joy"?  To "success"? To "keeping peace"? To "healing hurts"?  What key words carry over from previous chapters?  Which are unique to this chapter?  Which seems to be a master key? 

"Talk is cheap".  Would Solomon agree with that?  Find and write down a verse from ch 15 that agrees with talk is cheap. Have you ever heard a prophecy? Are prophecy words "cheap" words? Watch Prophecy video.

What does the Lord detest about the wicked (vv. 8, 9, 26)?   What is their sacrifice (see 21:3, 27)

What is the interplay between the "heart" and the other aspects of the personality mentioned here (vv. 7, 11, 13-15, 28, 30) ?  Does what's on the inside come through to the outside(as in v 13)? Or does seeing and putting on a cheerful face determine how the heart feels (as in v. 30)?  Why or why not?




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Verses 9

Our behaviour shows what sort of people we are.

God hates the actions of wicked people.  God hates their evil thoughts and plans.

We should do the right things.  We should trust God.  We should obey his instructions.  God will help us to do the right things.  He loves us.

Verse 10

Solomon explains about people who start to do evil things.  God will correct them.  Sometimes, as a father smacks his child, this correction will be bitter.  God corrects the person so that the person will return to God.  See John 15:2.

If a person does not accept God’s correction, then that person will suffer.  See 1 Timothy 4:14.  That person’s punishment will be severe.  See John 15:6, Hebrews 3:7-13 and 1 Corinthians 11:27-30.  But we must encourage that person to return to God.  God forgives even very evil people, if they confess their bad behaviour to him.

Verse 11

Some people think that God does not know their thoughts and actions.  They are wrong.  God even sees beyond the grave into hell.  God knows all our thoughts, and all our actions.  We cannot escape from God.  Even when we die, God will be our judge.

Verse 12

This person insults other people, because he is proud.  Nobody can correct him.  He always thinks that he himself is right.  He will not ask for advice.  He does not respect a wise person.

Verse 13

Your thoughts and emotions control your whole body.  We smile when we are glad.  We are sad if our experiences upset us.  If we pray, God will comfort us (James 5:13).

Verse 14

Both a fool and a wise man have important desires.  The wise man wants more knowledge.  The fool wants foolish things.  By ‘fool’, Solomon means someone who hates wisdom.  For a fool, this is like his need for food.  He is hungry, not for food, but to do an evil action.  See Proverbs 4:16-17.


OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. Identify the simple man

2. Explain the difference between the Wisdom and Knowledge

3. describe the

4. chart on a map the

5. define the terms

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Remember : Recognizing, Recalling
Understand : Interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, explaining
Apply : Executing, implementing
Analyze : Differentiating, organizing, attributing
Evaluate : checking, critiquing
Create: generating, planning, producing