Proverbs 22 (selected verses)
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.
The rich and the poor have this in common:
the Creator is the maker of them all.
The clever see danger and hide;
but the naive go on, and suffer for it.
The reward for humility and respect for the Creator
brings wealth and honor and life.
Train children in the right way,
and when they grow old, they will not stray.
Those who are generous are blessed,
for they share their bread with the poor.
Those who value loving hearts and nurturing words
will have powerful people as friends.
The eyes of the Almighty keeps watch over knowledge,
and overthrows the words of the faithless.
Pay attention to the words of the wise:
Incline your ear and hear my words,
and apply your mind to my teaching;
for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
So that you will have complete trust in your Creator,
I have made them known to you today—yes, to you.
This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday. We will be hearing some excerpts of the student’s Statement of Faith papers.
1. If you were asked to write a paper about your faith, what would you write?
2. In relation to the scripture text from Proverbs, what do you think are the teachings that should be passed on to future generations?