Proverbs 9:1-6 ESV Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To … Continue reading Who Has Wisdom?
Proverbs 14:2, 3, 5, 6 ESV Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes … Continue reading Giving Thought to Our Steps
Proverbs 24:1-2 ESV Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. We, who are believers in Jesus Christ, have been given the heart and mind of Christ, because Christ dwells within us by his Spirit. And, the Spirit who lives … Continue reading Exercising Wisdom
Proverbs 23:1-3, 6-9 ESV When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food… Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not … Continue reading Guarding Our Hearts
Proverbs 15:1-4 ESV A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of … Continue reading The Tongue of the Wise
James 3:13 ESV Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. Wisdom includes knowledge, but knowledge alone is not wisdom. For, many people have lots of knowledge, including biblical knowledge, but they are not wise, because they don’t apply the good knowledge … Continue reading Wise or Foolish?
Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception