Tag Archives: wisdom

Walk with the Wise

You are what you eat. What you put in is going to have an impact on what you have available to put out. Good worldly wisdom. And, not without biblical precedent. After all, the law of the harvest says you’re … Continue reading

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Where Am I Going to Eat Today?

Noodling on two house parties being put on in Proverbs 9. Meditating on two hostesses, Wisdom and Folly, who have set their tables and sent out their invitations. Wisdom’s table is filled with organic, free-range food. Triple-A, Prime beef from … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of God in Our Hands

If there’s anything the Spirit wants us to know about Ezra, it’s that he was a man of the Word, as in “God’s word”. Sure, when he’s introduced in Ezra 7 the first thing mentioned is that he was the … Continue reading

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For She Is Your Life

Hyperbole or reality? Somewhat dramatic or appropriately emphatic? Thoughts running through my mind as I chew on something in Proverbs this morning. The opening chapters of Proverbs are an extended pitch by a dad to his son to pursue wisdom. … Continue reading

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Active Listening

To me, the entire chapter reads like a promise. A conditional, if/then promise, but a promise nevertheless. And what a promise! Who wouldn’t want to: understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God (v.5)? understand righteousness … Continue reading

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Not To Give Offense

The key that unlocks understanding the passage is identifying what the “two-drachma tax” was. It wasn’t a Roman tax collector who came knocking. Nor was it a Jewish tax collector working for Rome. Instead it was a temple tax collector … Continue reading

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The Way of Real Wisdom

Anybody else praying for wisdom these days? More aware now than ever that to navigate our cultural moment we need help from above? A couple of chapters ago James exhorts his readers, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him … Continue reading

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A View of Life Beyond the Sun

If it all comes out the same in the wash “under the sun,” then truly, “behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind” under the sun (Eccl. 1:14). Hovering over the first-half of Ecclesiastes 2 this morning. Amazed at … 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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