Message Slides – 01.09.2022

FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM | Wk 1: “Fortune Cookie Wisdom”

Pastor Scott Martin | 01.09.2022

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If you could have one super power, what would it be?



1 Kings 3:5-12 (NIV)

5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

6 Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

7 “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.


Wisdom Books:

+ Proverbs

+ Ecclesiastes

+ Song of Solomon

+ Job



Genesis 3:4-7 (NIV)

4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.


Wisdom is knowing what to do in a certain situation & then doing that thing.


Wisdom comes through waiting on the Spirit for direction.


Proverbs 1:1-7 (NIV)

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;

3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;

4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
    knowledge and discretion to the young—

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—

6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.[

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[
c] despise wisdom and instruction


Godly wisdom & the pursuit of Godly wisdom is a sanctifying experience.