FOOLPROOF Week 9

Wisdom from Proverbs to keep you from actin'a fool.

Pastor James

WISDOM and JUSTICE



“These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.

Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.


Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Proverbs 1:1-7 (NLT2)

Justice-The Bible Project

“...LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)


“For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing.” Isaiah 61:8a (NLT2)


“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.”

Isaiah 1:17 (NLT2)




“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”

James 1:27 (NLT2)


“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:3 (NIV)


“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8 (NIV)



“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”

Luke 4:18-19 (NLT2)

“...the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.  For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’


“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?  Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Matthew 25:34-40 (NLT2)


“The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all.”   Proverbs 29:7 (NLT2)


“If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD— and he will repay you!”

Proverbs 19:17 (NLT2)


“Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.”

Proverbs 14:31 (NLT2)


“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT2)

The Deep Place

“Don’t rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court. For the LORD is their defender. He will ruin anyone who ruins them.”

Proverbs 22:22-23 (NLT2)


“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

Proverbs 28:27 (NLT2)


“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Proverbs 11:25 (NLT2)


“Everything I did was honest. Righteousness covered me like a robe, and I wore justice like a turban.”

Job 29:14 (NLT2)


“Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the LORD— rejoice in his presence!  Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.”

Psalm 68:4-6a(NLT2)