Proverbs

Proverbs 1:20-33 | Wisdom for 2015

New Year’s resolutions reflect our desire to live wisely, and where better to learn about wisdom than Proverbs. Wisdom is not the same as knowledge, which is about what’s true. It’s also not the same as morality, which is about what’s right. Wisdom is knowing and doing what’s best. The opposite of wisdom is not ignorance or …

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Wisdom and Envy

*Envy is ” discontentment or resentful longing at another’s good.” It’s not the same thing as jealousy, which is a subcategory of envy that focuses on coveted affections. It’s different from greed, which says, “I want more.” Envy says, “I want more than what you have.” It’s different from admiration, which says, “I want to be up …

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9 Things to Know Before You Give Generously

Since Christians are saved by grace through the generous and undeserved gift of Jesus Christ, generosity is at the heart of Christianity. But how should we think about giving when there are so many opportunities and uncertainties involved? Here are some principles and practices from Proverbs that talk about this. Principles *Keep in mind that …

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Proverbs 3:9-10 // How to Honor God with Your Wealth

Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. – Proverbs 3:9-10 Wealth Is for Worship The word translated honor in Proverbs 3:9 has to do with weight. To honor someone in this sense means to …

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