5 Great Ways to Fail at Life (from Proverbs)

Chris Russell Pastor, Veritas Church

5 Great Ways to Fail at Life (from Proverbs) Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Book of Proverbs gives us some amazing wisdom for life. Along with that, Solomon also exposes some common ways that people end up messing up their lives. There are many listed in this great book, but allow me to highlight five of them. Along with each point, I have included some brief comments about avoiding these disastrous mistakes in your own life.

OK, here’s how to ruin your life:

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5 Great Ways to Fail at Life (from Proverbs)

1. Live your life as if there is no God.

The greatest mistake you could ever make in your life would be to live as if there is no God. Some people choose to believe that there is no God. Big mistake. Others claim to believe in God, but they still seem to live their lives as if he does not exist. Another big mistake.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 3:5–6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 10:9
He who walks with integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will become known. (NKJV)

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