God's Commands Are Meant to Guide Us in Life | Proverbs Podcast

What better way to start 2020 than by marking our lives by God's wisdom? Our number one most-popular Jesus' Economy Podcast episode of 2019 was "How Do I Obtain Wisdom?," a sermon on Proverbs 1–2. This episode is now the launching point for a 16-part series titled "Wisdom is a Choice." We will be covering every chapter of the ultimate wisdom book, Proverbs. In our third podcast episode in the new series, we examine Proverbs 5–6. Some key verses from these chapters are:

"My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you" (Proverbs 6:20–22 NIV).

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God's Commands Guide Us in Life: Proverbs 5–6 Sermon

Most of us are not big on someone saying, "thou shalt not." When we think of God as purely the Law-giver, the command giver, it's easy to think that God is mean and angry. He is at least thought of as "not fun." But when God gives commands, his reason for doing so is not to take away from our lives, but to give life. God’s commands are not meant to remove the joy of life, but to preserve it.

In this sermon, I examine Proverbs 5–6 to show that God's commands guide us in life.. This sermon was originally delivered on July 21, 2019 at Faith Reformed Church in Lynden, WA.

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John Barry
John Barry


CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. It is widely endorsed by Christian leaders from around the world.