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By examining the Book of Proverbs through the lens of the Ten Commandments, you are called to fear, love, and trust the Lord because He forgives, loves, and treasures you first. In Provoking Proverbs: Wisdom and the Ten Commandments, look for guidance and wisdom in your favorite proverbs as you draw near to Christ.

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Analyze

Dive into the Book of Proverbs and apply wisdom to your walk with Christ by looking at proverbs for each of the Ten Commandments.

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Personalize

Find proverbs that help you keep the Ten Commandments as you remember what Jesus has done for you.

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Memorize

Learn and recite your favorite proverbs. Because all Scripture is “breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), when you memorize Scripture, you take “every thought captive” to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

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Memory

Dig deep into your memory and “ink” the main points you previously learned.

Join another participant and share your answers with each other. If you are reading Provoking Proverbs alone, treat Pair and Share questions as additional Think and Ink questions.

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Pair and Share

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Think and Ink

Quietly think about and write out an answer for yourself.

Analyze all the proverbs you just read, mark your favorite, and explain why you chose it. This activity appears at the end of each proverb category.

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Mark and Remark

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Personalize and Memorize

Choose your favorite proverb from the Mark and Remark section and memorize it. When you finish the study, you’ll have your top ten proverbs that correlate to each of the Ten Commandments. This activity occurs at the end of each chapter.

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Meet the Author

David Lawrence Coe is assistant professor of theology and philosophy at Concordia University, Nebraska.

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