Tag Archives: wisdom

Wisdom Without Works

I wonder if, in our modern culture, our default isn’t to gauge the measure of wisdom a person has by what they know. That we want to hear what someone has to say in order to discern how wise they … Continue reading

Posted in James | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Walk in Integrity

To be honest, while I like hanging out in Proverbs, it becomes harder for me once we actually get to the proverbs. To engage in the first nine chapters of the book, the father’s arguments and impassioned appeals to his … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Whoever is Simple, Turn in Here!

The one lady has, at great cost to herself, built a magnificent house, seven hewn pillars drawing the eye of those who pass by to its majesty. The other lady sits in front of a ramshackle dump. It’s in obvious … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Delighting in the Children of Man

Proverbs 8. It’s why I do what I do when it comes to Proverbs. It’s why I shade every reference to wisdom in blue, my color for God the Son. While the sage portrays her as Lady Wisdom, raising her … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Way of Life

She must have been a beauty. Her allure bordering on irresistible. ‘Cause the father keeps warning his son about her, again and again, in these opening chapters of Proverbs. With the battingĀ of her eyelashes, she captures the unsuspecting’s attention (6:25). … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ultimate Personal Assistant

All in all, she’s pretty helpful. She’s full of useful information. She tells me how to get places. She takes dictation and sends messages to my girls when I ask her to. She even willingly takes on the task of … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment