Contributed on Nov 2, 2020
In a world emphasizing freedom and personal choice, it should not surprise us that character has taken a back seat. But for God’s people, things are different. Character matters. Today we are going to see three blessings of solid, godly character.
The Blessings of Solid, Godly Character (Proverbs 28:1-5) 1. Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A pair of animal control officers in New Jersey came to the rescue of a deer spotted with a plastic pumpkin stuck over its head. Montclair Township Animal Control said two officers responded after multiple calls came in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2020
Life is laced with spiritual hazards. We need the wisdom of God’s Word in order to avoid the many traps that surround us. Today, we will look at three such traps.
Warning: Bridge Out! (Proverbs 28:6-10) 1. Sometimes people escape, unscathed, from traps that should have caught them. 2. I failed the first quarter of a class in middle school, so I made a fake report card. I did this every quarter that year. I forgot that they mail home the end-of-year cards, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2020
We need reminders to keep us realistic about human social behavior, about our tendency to accommodate our own sin, and about the nature of government leaders.
Realistic Reminders (Proverbs 28:11-16) 1. Everyone is forgetful at times. The difference is often this: some people remember they are absent-minded, others forget they are absent-minded. 2. One of my favorite original jokes is also true: I read a book about how to remember, but forgot what it ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2020
Navigating through the complexities of life well requires us to accumulate wisdom. We need scads of it, including the bits of wisdom we will discuss today.
Scads of Wisdom (Proverbs 28:17-27) 1. The right word can make a difference. Sometimes the right word needs to be invented. 2. Here are some suggested new words: CARPETUATION (kar pet' u a shun)n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, ...read more