Category Archives: Proverbs

Buy Truth

Last night I worked on some budgeting with one of my girls. She and I sat together in front of a computer screen and an open spreadsheet–me typing, she telling me what to type as she looked on via FaceTime … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

Perspective. In addition to exhorting the pursuit of wisdom, in addition to providing gems of instruction in skillful living, sprinkled throughout Proverbs are sound bites of perspective. Sound bites concerned less about what I need to do and more about … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Atonement. The coveringĀ for iniquity. To propitiate, to pacify, to make peace for the debt owed due to transgression. Pretty major theme throughout the Scriptures. Normally not too surprised when I come across it in my readings. But this morning it … Continue reading

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Rubbing Shoulders with Wisdom

They’re not rocket science, but they can be life changing. So many of them are just common sense but, for those who are mindful of them, their impact is anything but run-of-the-mill. I’m talking about Solomon’s proverbs. His quick snappers … Continue reading

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The Ponderer

It’s truth given as a warning, but being received this morning as a comfort. It is a reminder of the nature of the God of heaven which has profound implications for life on earth. That God possesses a divine knowledge. … Continue reading

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Get It!

Urgency. If there’s one word that captures the tone of these opening chapters of Proverbs it’s urgency. Nothing optional in Solomon’s exhortation. Nothing secondary in it’s nature. To heed Solomon’s repetitious pleading, if you were developing your life’s “to do” … Continue reading

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What We Do With Wisdom Matters

The cause-and-effect promises of Proverbs continues in my reading in chapter three this morning. Just as in yesterday’s consideration, Solomon again encourages his son, “Receive this and you can expect that.” And at the center of “this” is wisdom. According … Continue reading

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