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Guarding with Our Lips

If I’m picking up what the king is laying down, then, if you can articulate truth, truth can protect you. For, if you can guard it with your lips, it will guard you from her lips. My son, be attentive … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Righteousness

Started in on Paul’s letter to the Philippians this morning. And what hits me pretty quick is the familiarity of his “laboring” language. Back in Galatians Paul talks of being “again in the anguish of childbirth” because of his consuming … Continue reading

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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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A Good Ask

Wasn’t really a genie-in-the-bottle-granting-any-three-wishes thing, but you gotta admit, it was kind of close. At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1Kings 3:5 ESV) Ask, says … Continue reading

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Seek Wisdom

The writer of Proverbs hears voices. The voices from “men of perverted speech” who delight in evil, on one hand, and the voice of “the adulteress with her smooth words” mocking covenant and commitment on the other. Their voices invite … 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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