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Sunday School Lesson **Consult Sunday School Book for Lesson Plan and References.

The Honorable Bishop C. M. Bailey, Leader


Sunday School

August 2, 2020

Proverbs 17:21-28

Subject: Hold Your Peace

Golden Text: Verse 28


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Proverbs 17:21–28

21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.


22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.


23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.


24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.


25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.


26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.


27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.


28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a   man of understanding.




Additional References:

Job 13:5, 2 Timothy 2:14, Mark 7:15, Proverbs 15:2, James 1:19, Ecclesiastes 5:2-3, Ecclesiastes 10:3, Mark 13:11





1. How is a fool often identified?


2. If you know everything, does that mean you should do all the talking?


3. How do you know when to hold your peace and when to speak?



Consider the present world of impersonal texting. Everything that you text- could you actually say it in person to the individual. Texting may be the new fool’s tool. Unless it’s an emergency, the next time you get ready to text, consider holding your peace. If it is absolutely necessary, then a verbal conversation is probably preferable.

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