It's a Family Thing - Proverbs to know; Priorities to make
Priority # 2 - Pledge your loyalty
It’s a family thing to remain loyal to one another.
§ See it in God’s relationship to us (16:6a)
§ Appreciate its rarity (20:6)
§ Make it happen in your relationship to others (3:3)
§ Receive the blessing that results from getting this right (3:4; 21:21)
Make the pledge: It’s our family thing to remain loyal to one another
Small Group Questions
1. I see loyalty demonstrated in God’s relationship with me. So, the starting point of getting my relationships back on track must be Jesus Christ. Have I given all things over to Christ? In what areas am I still struggling with giving over to Christ?
2. When was a specific time when I broke loyalty with someone? What impact did it have on that individual, others and myself?
3. Recall the definition of loyalty from the sermon: “If it is still there when, by every human measure, it shouldn’t be, then it is true loyalty.” When have I demonstrated steadfast love for someone else? Was it demonstrated through good times and bad?
4. Remembering back to the sermon, do I display the five proofs of loyalty?
What things do I need to confess to Jesus? What specific things can I do to get my relationships back on track?
Commit to memorizing one passage from Scripture each week through this study. Consider Proverbs 16:6.
Pray that God would help you get relationships back on track, showing you what you need to do. Pray for those whose marriages may be struggling.