Category Archives: Proverbs

Embracing Righteous Living

Things don’t always go according to plan, but that doesn’t invalidate the plan. Stuff may not work as it should, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know how it’s supposed to work. And, while things may not be going according … Continue reading

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Wisdom — Found, Fulfilling, Fruitful

Hovering over three verses in Proverbs 10 this morning. On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense. Doing wrong is like a joke to a … Continue reading

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It’s Who You Know

She builds her house. She prepares the food and sets the table. And then she sends out messengers and calls out to all with ears to hear: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Go

Proverbs 8 is what always seals it for me — the person of Wisdom in Proverbs is the Person of Christ. When wisdom calls, it’s Christ calling. What wisdom offers, Christ offers. To seek wisdom is to seek Christ. For, … Continue reading

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In His Confidence, In Context

I look back in my journal and note that it’s the same verse in this day’s reading plan that’s arrested my attention for the past three years. I go back and read my entries from 2018, 2019, and 2020 — … Continue reading

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The Pursuit and The Promise

Hovering over Proverbs 2 this morning. Almost overwhelmed with the sense that we need to desperately pursue the word of God if we are going to have any chance of walking in this world with our witness in tact. What’s … Continue reading

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Let My Words Be Few (A 2008 Rerun)

Feeling particularly convicted this morning by James 3:1-12. Too close for comfort. Too recent an experience to dodge the bullet. And though “no human being can tame the tongue”, it doesn’t alter the fact that it is sin to “set … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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A Word Fitly Spoken

I get that it just might be confirmation bias, interpreting what I’m reading this morning in support of something I’ve been sensing for awhile. But if that “sensing” has been of the Spirit, then I shouldn’t be surprised if He … Continue reading

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Restrained Words. Cool Spirit.

Pausing over a proverb this morning. Contemplating a saying and experiencing some conviction. Recognizing an “opportunity” here. Not gonna lie, these encounters of the divine kind can get a bit uncomfortable. Anyone who knows me, knows that I rarely make … Continue reading

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