Contributed on Jun 4, 2018
Solomon tells us who the book of Proverbs was written for and why.
The fool says in his heart “there is no God” (Psalm 14:1), lives as if there’s no God and ends up eternally separated from God. The wise acknowledges there’s a God, lives to please God and ends up eternally enjoying communion with God. Those who are wise acknowledge that God is there and He is not ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2018
If we live according to the wisdom God gives, He will protect us and direct us.
When you go on a trip, do you prefer to go the direct route or the scenic route? A lot of what you prefer depends on your situation. As a kid growing up in Jal, NM, while my grandparents were alive, our family traveled to visit relatives in Pennsylvania every year. Dad got two weeks vacation, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
What does the wisdom of Proverbs tell us regarding authority? A 4th of July Sunday message.
In life, we must deal with the matter of authority. Sometimes we find ourselves in positions of authority, like president, boss, or parent; but mostly we find ourselves submitting to authority as citizen, employee, or child. Wisdom regarding authority is too often lacking among those in positions ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2018
Who is choose as friends makes a big difference!
“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” - Proverbs 12:26 (NIV) As a Christ follower, who my friends are is very important if I’m going to live according to the wisdom God provides. For as Paul said: “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts ...read more
Contributed on Jul 30, 2018
Factoring God into your marriage should start before you say "I do."
An old couple came to a judge seeking a divorce after 80 years of marriage. The judge asked, “Bill, Mary, why in the world are you seeking a divorce at your age? Bill, you’re 98; and Mary, you’re 96. Why in the world are you seeking a divorce now?” The couple looked at each other and then replied ...read more
Contributed on Aug 6, 2018
What do we learn from Proverbs about being a good spouse?
An interesting biblical concept is that of the five Divine Institutions. These five institutions were created by God, and apply to all mankind whether believer or unbeliever. These basic social structures were made by God. When these five divine institutions aren’t followed, the result is ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2018
What does Proverbs have to say about parenting?
During a visit to the mental institution, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2018
In Proverbs 9, we read of the invitations extended by wisdom and folly.
In concluding Proverbs, I want us to consider the theme of this book, which is the difference between wisdom and folly. In this chapter, we read of the invitation given by each and the result that follows when one accepts either of these invitations. (READ TEXT) We read about two houses, located ...read more