Proverbs

Killing Sin: Pride

“These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” – Proverbs 6:16-19 As we’ve been examining…

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Devoid of Understanding

“For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night.” – Proverbs 7:6-9…

Honor and Submit

“Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.” – Proverbs 29:17 Christian parents have the duty and responsibility to discipline their children, in accordance with God’s Word. It’s imperative that parents don’t leave their children to themselves. We are called by God to love, instruct, be…

Characteristics of a Godly Father

When a godly husband and wife have children, one of the most important roles the man has is to be a godly father. Many can say they experienced life with a godly father, many others the lack or absence thereof. As any father can attest to, it’s a tall order to be the kind of…

Characteristics of a Godly Woman

The pursuit of godliness is essential for men and women, young and old. The need for an ever growing number of grounded and flourishing godly men and women in Christ’s church can’t be overstated, for this is what God calls us to in our respective roles. Therefore, we need to continue to be good students…

When Wisdom is Valued

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;…

When Wisdom is Ignored

“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their…

Wisdom Cries Out

“Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke;…

When Sinners Entice

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of…

Hear and Don’t Forsake

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9 As we consider Solomon’s encouragement to his son in these two verses, we find Solomon drilling down in the important task…