The book of Proverbs says how you speak will make or break your life. Learning to speak wisely is all important. This passage tells us about the power of our words, the character of our words, and the healing of our words.
New Year's resolutions are often designed to change our circumstances but God is looking to do more with us. The Bible does not tell you how to get God's guidance; it tells you the kind of person who discerns the will of God. Proverbs is wisdom for character. Let's start the new year with a resolution to develop character.
Proverbs says you’re not going to be a wise person, you will not lead a wise life, unless you are great at choosing, forging, and keeping terrific friendships. You will not make it in life unless you are really good at choosing, forging, and keeping terrific friendships.
We all face conflict on a daily basis. God does not call us to avoid conflict but to handle it with wisdom. According to the book of Proverbs, a wise person knows the need to resolve conflict, the components of resolving conflict, and the heart of resolving conflict.
Things don’t always happen the way we want and people don’t always behave the way we think they should. In that our world is disrupted. One of the main themes of the book of Proverbs is if you’re going to live a wise life, if you’re going to have a heart that discerns, you need […]
Over and over and over again, the Bible says, especially the book of Proverbs says, “If you think you’re wise, you’re a fool; but if you are painfully aware of all of your foolishness, you are, or at least you’re on your way to, becoming wise.” So this is about pride and humility, and we’re […]
Everyone who has children thinks about the question: How can I be an effective or even successful parent? I have yet to meet a parent who simply wanted to pass children off into the next stage of life with basic physical health in tact but nothing more. We want our children to thrive, and we […]
Sex and marriage are some of the hottest (no pun intended) issues in our modern society. We place improper value on sex (both undervaluing and overvaluing it) which then carries over to our marriage relationships. Proverbs offers insight to the beauty and glory of sex and marriage as well as the downfall when approached in […]
Wisdom is not less than being moral and good; it’s much more. It’s knowing the right thing to do, the right course of action to take, the right choice to make, in the great majority of life situations the moral rules don’t address. One of the areas where you will have a mess of a […]
Scripture talks positively about work under the heading of “diligence.” It talks negatively about work under the heading of “sluggard” or “laziness.” We live in a city where there’s probably more pressure on, and fewer boundaries to, and less stability in, our work than MOST PLACES, so let’s listen to this. The book of Proverbs […]
The word “wisdom” basically means “skill.” In the Book of Proverbs it refers to skillful living, “the ability to make wise choices and live successfully according to the moral standards of the covenant community.” Wisdom is the skill of applying knowledge rightly, or skill in the art of godly living. This introduction provides insight into […]