Monthly Blog Archives: October 2017

Fools Despise Wisdom and Instruction, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 3

Fools Despise Wisdom and Instruction, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 3

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 I love when God’s word leads to the unexpected. One verse from Proverbs about the behavior of a fool opened a new angle for meditation. So we continue to look at the flip side of the coin. Here we find behavior indicative of those who do not fear the Lord. Check out the focus text. Our pursuit of godly wisdom begins with respect, awe, and reverence for God. Humbly we submit to His instruction. In His light, we can discern truth with wisdom […]

Honor is Not Fitting for a Fool, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 2

Honor is Not Fitting for a Fool, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 2

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. Proverbs 26:1 This has been an interesting study for me, and I sincerely hope it will be meaningful to you. To understand godly wisdom, we benefit from learning what it is not. Most surprising is the volume of information available in the book of Proverbs on the futile wisdom of fools, which is no wisdom at all. I found 38 signs to identify the behavior and mindset of a fool. Our goal here is not to point an accusing finger at others, but to examine ourselves. […]

Fools Give Full Vent to Their Rage, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 1

Fools Give Full Vent to Their Rage, The Flip Side of Godly Wisdom, Part 1

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end Proverbs 29:11 The book of Proverbs is categorized as Wisdom Literature. It’s packed with plenty of advice on how to identify and practice wisdom. But this book of wise sayings also reveals the behavior and mindset of fools. Just as we should endeavor to follow the ways of wisdom, we should strive to avoid the behavior of fools. So today and tomorrow we’ll scan Proverbs for insight into a world in which we should be non-participants. My wife is an artist and often speaks of the […]

How to Rise Above Negative Feelings

How to Rise Above Negative Feelings

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:2 Things we don’t feel like doing. Some result from the daily grind. Some take us out of our routine. Others are inconvenient or threatening. Once upon a time, I was a morning DJ. That meant “rise and shine” came about 4:00 in the morning. Some days rolling out of bed at that early hour just seemed impossible. But if I wanted to keep my job and a paycheck, I rolled out regardless of how I felt. We are motivated by desire, reward, responsibility and consequences. “What’s […]

Eyewitness News Reports Confirm the Reality of Christ

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 2 Peter 1:16 “If I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it.” I suppose all of us have said something to that effect. My wife said it occasionally when our boys cleaned up their rooms without being asked. It’s difficult to dismiss an eyewitness news report. Long before TV producers invented the slogan, “Eyewitness News,” our legal system relied upon eyewitnesses to confirm or deny the charges against a defendant. Sometimes claims […]

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