A Better Way To Live: 52 Studies in Proverbs and Psalms

A Better Way To Live: 52 Studies in Proverbs and Psalms

by Graham Hooper

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A Better Way To Live: 52 Studies in Proverbs and Psalms by Graham Hooper

In A Better Way to Live, Graham Hooper shares his love for the Old Testament books of Proverbs and Psalms, opening up their truth and wisdom in a fresh way. Together these books of Scripture reveal a beautiful picture of godly living, showing us what wisdom and integrity look like when faith is tested in the pressures of daily life and work.

In 52 practical and insightful studies, Graham Hooper cuts through the bleak emptiness of secular materialism and helps us grasp the authentic and attractive alternative presented in Proverbs and Psalms – a better way to live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994616623
Publisher: Bible Society Australia
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction

Proverbs: Wisdom for Everyday Life

The Path of Wisdom

1. Wisdom for the everyday (Proverbs 3:13–18)

2. Pragmatism, or something more? (Proverbs 1:1–9)

3. Wisdom and faith (Proverbs 3:5–8)

4. The value of wisdom (Proverbs 8:1–21)

5. Recognising wisdom (Proverbs 13:1–16)

6. How can I get wisdom? (Proverbs 2:1–6)

7. The guarding power of wisdom (Proverbs 2:6–22)

Right Choices

8. Wisdom, not foolishness (Proverbs 9:1–18)

9. Hard work, not laziness (Proverbs 6:6–11; 24:30–34)

10. Integrity, not dishonesty (Proverbs 11:1–11)

11. Generosity, not exploitation (Proverbs 14:21–31; 19:17)

12. Humility, not self-promotion (Proverbs 25:6–7)

13. Trust in God, not self-reliance (Proverbs 16:1–25; 19:20–23)

14. Inward purity, not outward piety (Proverbs 4:20–23; 20:5–9)

15. Justice, not private religion (Proverbs 31:8–9)

Communication

16. Wise words (Proverbs 15:1–7)

17. Golden silence (Proverbs 10:11–21; 18:2–13)

18. Listening and learning (Proverbs 4:1–22)

Wisdom and Relationships

19. A relationship with God (Proverbs 9:10)

20. Faithful relationships (Proverbs 3:1–4)

21. Resolving conflict (Proverbs 15:1–18)

22. Good role models (Proverbs 31)

Psalms: Songs from the Heart

A Blessed Life

23. A statement of faith (Psalm 1)

24. The blessing of forgiveness (Psalm 32)

25. The blessing of knowing God (Psalms 40, 41)

26. The blessing of belonging to God’s people (Psalm 100)

Understanding

27. Understanding through the word of God (Psalm 19)

28. Understanding the greatness of God (Psalms 90, 96)

29. Understanding God in human terms (Psalm 33)

30. Understanding ourselves (Psalm 139)

31. Understanding the fragility and brevity of life (Psalms 90, 144)

Worship

32. Worshipping God (Psalm 95)

33. Praising and blessing God (Psalm 103)

34. Thanking God (Psalms 116, 118)

Relationship

35. The Shepherd (Psalm 23)

36. The Light (Psalm 27)

37. The Rock (Psalms 18, 62)

38. The Faithful One (Psalm 89)

Prayer

39. Longing for God (Psalms 42, 63)

40. A new start (Psalm 51)

41. Questioning God (Psalms 10, 22, 27)

42. Searching for wholeness (Psalm 86)

43. Crying out for help (Psalms 69, 88, 107)

44. Talking to ourselves (Psalms 43, 62)

45. Demanding justice (Psalms 35, 109)

46. Answered prayer (Psalm 34)

The Life of Faith

47. Establishing priorities (Psalm 84)

48. Taking a stand (Psalm 73)

49. Recovering from failure (Psalm 78)

50. Looking forward with hope (Psalm 16)

51. Sleeping peacefully at night (Psalms 3, 4, 6)

52. Finishing well (Psalms 90, 92)

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