Wisdom for a New Year

Proverbs 10:8, 17 – Wisdom for Responding to Commands & Instruction

We know that Christ sets us free from and cancels the record of our sin. This is the good news of Christianity. But there’s another dimension to consider as we study Proverbs: Christ also sets us right in terms of our folly. As we grow as Christians, we’ll not only grow more righteous, we’ll also …

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Proverbs 10:4-5 – How to Be Diligent

“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame” (Proverbs 10:4-5). This is a pretty straight-forward Proverb. It’s a contrast between someone who is slack-handed and someone who is diligent. Slack-handedness causes poverty, but diligence causes richness. Someone who “gathers …

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Proverbs 10 – Wisdom & Righteousness

As many among us are attempting to make better decisions in 2019, let’s let God’s wisdom guide us. In Proverbs, you’ll see that one of the hallmarks of wisdom is righteousness. When you hear the word “righteous,” you most likely think, “morally right.” This is correct, but Proverbs adds two dimensions that will help us …

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Proverbs 3:13-18 – What is Wisdom and Why Should You Pursue It?

Sometimes when we’re after something – no matter how difficult or easy it may be – it requires a bit of persistence. If we deem that the goal is worth the price, then we’re going to go after it. If we’re motivated enough, we’ll do whatever it takes to achieve our goals. What is one …

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Wisdom and Fidelity | Proverbs 5:15-23

Proverbs is like a father-son conversation. “My son” is the repeated address, and much of the advice seems appropriate for young men. Sexual sin is one of the most powerful temptations for a young man. Other than wisdom in general, sexual issues receive the most sustained attention of any topic in Proverbs. There are four …

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Wisdom and Things God Hates | Proverbs 6:16-19

We know that people hate things. You hate things. I hate things. Here’s a list of things my Facebook friends hate based on a quick poll: Liars Hypocrites Bad drivers Taco Bell Snakes “Cords. Tangled cords. Long cords. Short cords. Cords in my way. ALL THE CORDS.” Animal abuse Child abuse Smoking It’s not surprising …

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