Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Cares for Others
A body of water with no inlet or outlet becomes a stagnant, insect-infested pond. Without living water flowing in and out, the result is not only unattractive and uncomfortable but unhealthy as well. A healthy Christian life includes service to others.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Works and Leaves the Results to God
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. That is how Proverbs begins. It ends with a description of a godly woman who made her husband proud. How can we make our Father proud of us?Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Accepts Discipline
Discipline and punishment are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Punishment carries the idea of inflecting a penalty for an offense. Discipline is training someone to obey a code of behavior.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Obeys God
One of the first words most children learn is “no.” Human nature resists rules.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Strives to Understand
Knowledge without understanding is like a car without gas. The possibility is great, but the missing element is essential.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Fears God
The word fear has two very distinct definitions. The most common use is that of anxious concern or dread – being afraid. The other is to venerate – to have reverential awe. Proverbs addresses both of these kinds of fear.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Watches His Words
Quarreling children on a playground sometimes say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That saying is not true.Ancient Wisdom for Today: The Wise Person Stands Upright
Many a mother has counseled her daughter to stand up straight. To improve posture, a young girl might walk through her home with a stack of books on her head. In that upright position, it is impossible to look down or to the left or to the right without toppling the books. Her gaze must be forward. Her concentration is straight ahead.Ancient Wisdom for Today: Reliable Advice, Part 2
Known as the wisest man that ever lived, King Solomon wrote most of the book of Proverbs. Although he did not always take his own advice, Solomon’s proverbs were still inspired by God and contain principles that apply to every area of life.Ancient Wisdom for Today: Reliable Advice, Part 1
Reliable advice comes from one source. God’s word has guidelines for living. The book of Proverbs gives many of them.Useful Accidental Information
Pleasure reading recently reminded me that no information is wasted. God can make use of all knowledge when the time is right.Is Your Hope In Jesus’ Blood And Righteousness?
Far too many times in my life I have thought of myself as trusting Christ wholly and completely for every problem or challenge that has arisen; but I realized that many of those times I tried to figure out something on my own just in case God wasn’t able to handle it by Himself. Even though I was a Christian I had totally missed the point of what trusting in God was all about – giving everything to Him and letting Him solve my problem in whatever way He chose to do it.