Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Q: If there was a fortune cookie quote to describe your life – What would it say?

Proverbs 25:16

If you find honey, eat just enough—
    too much of it, and you will vomit.

Q: What do you think this Proverb means?
Q: What are some other things that are good in little portions – but can become too much?
Q: Is there anything that you can never have too much of in life?
Q: Besides “vomiting” – what are some other reactions we can have when having too much?

Proverbs 26:9

Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Q: What do you think this Proverb means?
Q: Where do people often go to get advice?
Q: How can you tell if advice is good advice or bad advice?
Q: What kind of effects can bad advice have on you?
Q: What stops people from listening to good advice?

Proverbs 6:27

Can a man scoop fire into his lap
    without his clothes being burned?

Q: What do you think this Proverb means?
Q: What are some different things that we tend to play with – that can potentially burn us?
Q: What do you think makes people want to “play with fire”?
Q: How can you avoid being burned?

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Q: Why do you think having a good name is better than riches?
Q: What do you think causes people to have a “bad name”?
Q: How can you build a good reputation or a good name?

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee though no one pursues,
    but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

Q: What do you think this Proverb means?
Q: Why do you think wicked men flee?
Q: What are some ways people can deal with their guilt?
Q: What advantages are there to being “as bold as a lion”?

Challenge:

Fortune cookies are awesome. It’s fun to crack them open to see what’s written inside. Very few people even like the actual cookie. Same as the Bible! It’s awesome to crack it open and see how full of wisdom it is! So the challenge is to crack your Bible open, or to have someone help you go through it!

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