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A Proverb for Today — Proverbs 13:22 (part one)

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22). We tend to have a very flawed perspective on inheritance in Western societies.  Because there are … Continue reading

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Finding Christ in Proverbs — and Finding Proverbs in Christ

Proverbs, for all its work of conviction of sin, as a schoolmaster, is also a book of hope. If our case was hopeless, if there were no way for God to be pleased with us, the entire book would be wasted words spoken to wasted hearts. Proverbs, after knocking us into the pit of despair by revealing our desperate conviction, says to us, “God gives wisdom. Do not despair. God can and will be pleased with you, if you follow wisdom and the fear of the Lord. He will make a way.” Continue reading

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Finding Christ in Proverbs — Some Mistakes to Avoid

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (I Corinthians 1:30). This is not saying that wisdom = Christ, it is saying that through Christ we are given wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbour (1)

Because it appears I’ll be doing a lot of hospital visits in the coming days, I’ll be “recycling” some things I’ve written in the past (though they haven’t hit this blog before).  I should manage some “new” posts, but certainly not every day, … Continue reading

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Three Overarching Instructions (part two)

Continuing my sermon summary on Romans 12:9.  Monday I posted part one, which could be read as a stand-alone piece, but if you haven’t read part one yet, I recommend doing so before reading this. Our text: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that … Continue reading

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