Contributed on Aug 12, 2013
Life is usually smoother if you make short term sacrifices for greater future benefit. Are you a short term or long term person?
How Do You Think: Long or Short Term? (Proverbs 21:5-8) 1. Mankind has long recognized the importance of thinking ahead. 2. Take the story of the three pigs… 3. Jesus parable: man builds house on sand vs. on the rock 4. The conflict between immediate gratification and delayed ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2013
Human beings are social beings, as is God; therefore, we must learn both how society works and how we can honor God living among others.
Social Creatures and A Social God (Proverbs 21:12-15) 1. We have descriptions for everyone. We are outgoing or introverted, type A or type B, gracious or controlling, wise or foolish, young or old, open minded or closed minded. 2. Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac? He ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2013
The way of wisdom is a marathon that requires endurance, balance, perspective, and nurturing good relationships.
Practical Faith (Proverbs 21:16-19) 1. We all do silly things. On blogger recalls, “A couple years back my debit card expired. Of course, the bank sent me a replacement card ahead of time. Once I received it, I called the number to activate it, and stuffed it into my wallet after cutting ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2013
Are we too mentally lazy to think? Being wise will help you rise!
We Can Be Wise! (Proverbs 21:20-23) 1. I have always enjoyed funny last words. Here are a few: No, he doesn’t bite? Hey look a light at the end of the tunnel. "It's a dud! It's a dud! It's a du...". What does this button do? So, you're a cannibal. Are you sure the power is off? Pull ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2013
No matter what the trend, God and truth prevail in the end!
Vindication of the Wise Believer Proverbs 21:28-31 1. Back in 1889, Sid and Leah's bull took sick and died, so they needed to go to the auction to buy a new one. Sid couldn't leave the farm because he was busy starting a farming equipment business, so Leah took the train to the city to buy a ...read more