Proverbs in DNA: Work

This guide was created to facilitate a DNA group's dive into our sermon series on Proverbs.


Reading the Scriptures and Discovering Truths about God and His World

Read: Genesis 1, 3, Proverbs 6:6-11, Proverbs 26:13-16, Proverbs 9:1-6, 1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Q: What does this tell us about God and His Character?

Q: What does this tell us about what God does, and what he’s done? Q: What does this tell us about who we are?

Q: What does this say about how we are called to live?


Turning inward toward our own heart and beliefs. We’ve already discussed our striving, chaos, and busyness. We might “know” the things we’ve discussed, but we often doubt them in our hearts.

Q: What does your daily attitudes, emotions, or responses to work currently demonstrate who you believe Jesus to be and to have done for you?

Q: Why is it hard to trust (or fear and know) God within our careers, our art, and our daily responsibilities?

Speak the truth in love to one another. Spend a few minutes describing how great and glorious God is amidst our fears, anxieties, and even greed. How does God’s kindness and goodness lead us to repentance? Consider reading Psalm 104:24 as a way to engage this time: “How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.”


Lastly, we want to discuss how we will walk in obedience and live the wisdom we’re learning in everyday life and in community.

Q: If we were wise with our work, what impact would that have on our neighborhood, town, or city? How would that change our community?

Q: What is the Spirit calling you to step into and walk in wisdom? How will you walk in fearing the LORD and Knowing the Holy One?