Proverbs 17:17, 18:24; 25:17,20; 26:18; 27:5,9,14,17; 28:23; 29:5
By God's design, we were not made to live life alone. With true friends, the highs are better and the lows are not so bad. The gospel gives wisdom and boldness to pursue and invest in friendships.
Proverbs 10:18, 11:12; 17:9; 24:17,28-29; 25:7b-10, 21-22
Good and healthy relationships require a lot of maintenance. How can we constantly we working on old and new relationships in a way that it produces joy and growth in all involved.
(Pv 10:15-16, 11:1,4,24,26; 13:21-23; 30:8-9)
Money can be a great tool to do a lot of good, but when it because our main source of identity, it becomes a destructive force in our lives. The gospel frees us from the power and worries of money.
(Pv 10:18-19,31-32; 12:13-14,17-18,15:1,4;16:23,28;18:13,21;24:26; 25:11,15)
Our words carry a lot of power. We can use them to honor God and build people or to destroy people and dishonor God. The Word of God helps us to redeem our use of words."
(Proverbs 11:3; 12:5,15; 15:22; 16:1-4,9,25,33; 21:5; 27:1)
Life is characterized by forks in the road. How do we make good decisions? Moreover, how can I be certain I'm doing God's will?
(Proverbs 8:1-2; 10:4; 12:10; 15:19; 22:29; 27:18)
At the root of laziness lies an idol of comfort and distorted view of work. How can the gospel help us to break free from the power of laziness in our lives?
(Proverbs 23:17-18; Psalm 73:1-3, 20-26)
We are always comparing, never happy with what we have, and the reason behind our lack of contentment is lack of satisfaction in God. The gospel can give us that.
(Proverbs 5:15-19; 11:16, 22; 30:18-20)
Why does sex exercise so much power over us? What's behind it? And How can the wisdom of the gospel redeem our view of sex?
(Proverbs 14:29-30; 15:1,18; 16:32; 19:11, 19; 24:28-29, 25:21-22)
Anger is the natural response that takes place when that which we love is under threat. There's a healthy way to be angry and a destructive way to anger. The gospel heals us from the destructiveness of anger.
(Proverbs 8:10-16 & Proverbs 8:22-31)
Jesus is God's Wisdom personified. The gospel is the wisdom of God proclaimed. Therefore, true wisdom can only be found in the life of Christ in us.