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A Proverb for Today — Proverbs 31:10

Only two things in Scripture are said to be much more valuable than rubies — wisdom, and a wise wife. A wise man seeks a wise wife, and when he finds her, values her highly. Continue reading

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A Proverb for Today — Proverbs 1:17

If a person wants to be selfish with you, he’ll be selfish towards you. If he wants to be malicious towards others with you, he’ll be malicious towards you. If he wants you to join him in fraud, he’ll defraud you. You can see the net being spread — will you walk into it? Continue reading

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“Ma” Ingalls, Applying Scripture

David, the Son of Jesse Writing a God-inspired song of praise  In or near the land of Israel 10th-11th century B.C. Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3 Solomon, a Son … Continue reading

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“Sin Makes Us Stupid”

Just something to think about: how often in your life has a single sin led to various kinds of stupidity? 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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The Problem of Proverbs

Some years ago, while in seminary, I seemed to be going through a “dry patch”, where devotional Bible reading was tough.  The Scriptures were real, and true, and I was learning truth, but somehow I was struggling.  I ended up … Continue reading

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