Does it trouble you to see those that you thought were mature Christians go off the deep end in one way or another? "Yes. Is that because they never were Christians in the first place?" Sometimes, but not always. "How else does it happen?" Listen to one common way mentioned in Proverbs … [Read more...] about Why do we wander?
A soft answer turns away wrath. But a foolish word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Every time I read that Proverb, I think of Ping Pong. “How’s that?” Oh . . . it just seems to illustrate the principle in the proverb so well! “Don’t get it.” You see, many Proverbs are pictured principles of … [Read more...] about Ping Pong
Somebody you’d like to “tell off?” You think he needs a piece of your mind—a good talking to? Think twice; but first, read the following: When there are many words, sin is unavoidable. Proverbs 10:19 Most of Proverbs is filled with wise observations given in FYI form (as in this one). That is … [Read more...] about An Observation, and a Wise Example
Here is a word of wisdom for you: Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech. Proverbs 14:7 (CSB) One of the issues you should consider in choosing friends is what sort of truth you will gain from the choice. It may seem wise to befriend a foolish person for … [Read more...] about Choosing Friends
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty; But an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.---Proverbs 14:2 (HCSB) The easy way is to avoid responsibility is to take on as few obligations as possible. Having an ox to help with the plowing also means taking responsibility for … [Read more...] about Responsibility