Category Archives: Proverbs

Pursuit and Promise

If there’s anything you take from these opening chapters of Proverbs, it’s that getting wisdom is a result of intentional focus. No one is going to default their way into wisdom. The secrets of skillful living aren’t just accidentally stumbled … Continue reading

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In His Confidence

Something I read in Proverbs this morning has me thinking about the multifaceted nature of the believer’s relationship with the God of heaven and earth. Multifaceted. I so like that word. Many sided. As in a cut gem. Each face … Continue reading

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Bounty Is In the Eye of the Beholder

Cruising through Solomon’s one-liners in Proverbs this morning and there’s one that kind of stops me in my tracks. A phrase in it catching my attention and then immediately stirring my thoughts. And if I were to summarize what I’m … Continue reading

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Nature or Nurture? . . . Or Something Else?

Continuing this morning to work my way through Solomon’s Twitter feed . . . aka Proverbs. And Wisdom continues to speak, providing insight concerning the dynamics of human nature, instruction as to skillful living, and indications of how to recognize … Continue reading

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Rebuke is Just Fuel for the Fire

It’s a reminder of the role heat can play in promoting purity. Leave precious metals at room temperature and they can look pretty precious. But apply the right amount of heat and the dross becomes evident. A scum forms on … Continue reading

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There Is A Refuge

We sang about heaven yesterday morning. One of the songs, probably not the most theological in nature, was a real toe tapper. In what is normally a non-clapping church, some were even moved to assume the “clappetory” position and make … Continue reading

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Reveal or Conceal?

Not everything you know, does everybody else need to know as well. That’s the word for me this morning from Proverbs. A prudent man conceals knowledge,    but the heart of fools proclaims folly. (Proverbs 12:23 ESV) Probably two ways … Continue reading

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