Category Archives: Proverbs

The Wisdom Of Silence

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. (Proverbs 17:27-28) The Wisdom … Continue reading

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Take Time To Listen

He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him. (Proverbs 18:13) Take Time To Listen The best quality of a wise man is the ability to listen. It is easy to be impatient … Continue reading

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Knowledge Is Power

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1) Knowledge Is Power The proverbs of the Lord can be plain and blunt. A simple rule of life can be found in twelve words. Heeding the … Continue reading

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The Murder Of A Preacher

The Murder Of A Preacher It is against the law to assemble. There can be no religious services including funerals or weddings. Communion held in a private home is banned. Preachers were forbidden to preach or teach. This law was … Continue reading

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Ice Cream And Brussels Sprout

Ice Cream And Brussels Sprout Obedience is often defined by what I am willing to do rather than what I am asked to do. Allen Dvorak explained this well in an article “Our Perfected High Priest” (Biblical Insights : December … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Reflections – An Insect Lesson

Friday Morning Reflections – Wisdom Literature Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8) … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning Meditation – I Am Like A Green Olive Tree

Wednesday Morning Meditation – Psalms To the Chief Musician. A contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.” Why do you boast in evil, O … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Starters – I Was Glad

Sunday Morning Starters – Worship A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Promises – The Victim’s Story

Saturday Morning Promises – Great Stories Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. (Luke 10:30) … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Refreshing

Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Epistles of Paul I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied. For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men. (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning Meditation – The Dangerous Three Step

Wednesday Morning Meditation – Psalms Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law … Continue reading

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Please Take A Survey

Please Take A Survey It seems we cannot get away from surveys. With each purchase a survey is included to see how the company has performed, the quality of the merchandise, the speed of service, cleanliness of facility, demeanor of … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Nicodemus

Jesus had come to Jerusalem for the Passover when Nicodemus came to visit Him at night. Many people had believed on Jesus because of the signs which He had done in their midst but the Lord had not committed Himself … Continue reading

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Imparting Grace To Others

The wise man declared, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). There is so much value in “a word fitly spoken.” The Hebrew for “fitly spoken” here means “set on wheels.” All … Continue reading

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How To Encourage Children

The sign reads, “Touch the future – teach children.” There can be no greater joy than having the opportunity to form lives at the headwater of life as molding the hearts of children. As a blank canvas awaiting the deep … Continue reading

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How To Discourage Children

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7). There are many things we leave our children when we die. It may be wealth or possessions yet all of these things fade into dust. … Continue reading

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The Roman Catholic Church Must Embrace Same-Sex Marriages

The Roman Catholic Church has made news again with its difficulty in deciding how to best address the question of homosexuality. A recent Vatican report suggest the RCC should “welcome and appreciate gays” and quoting John Thavis, a former Rome … Continue reading

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Real Men

What is a real man? Is he tall, dark, rugged and handsome with a washboard physique and penetrating blue eyes?  The Roman gladiators of our day are portrayed as specimens of man’s glory in appearance and dress challenging the view … Continue reading

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You Have A Terminal Illness (Mary Evelyn Heaton)

You Have A Terminal Illness (Mary Evelyn Heaton) You have a terminal disease – how dreadful that pronouncement. When we or one of our loved ones hear these words, we all react with shock and disbelief. If in the case … Continue reading

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Which Ones?

Which Ones? When the young man of Matthew 19 came to Jesus asking about eternal life, he had an opaque view of what was really needed to be a faithful child of God. He came to the right source and … Continue reading

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A Greater Challenge Than Ice

A Greater Challenge Than Ice There is a phenomenon sweeping the nation where people are pledging their money to help raise funds for patients and organizations with ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder. It is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the … Continue reading

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A Little Boy Named Robin

A Little Boy Named Robin Every generation has its heroes and villains that identify the feelings and emotions of the historical river flowing through its years. The death of Robin Williams marked a few generations for the laughter he brought … Continue reading

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Today Is Monday: Every Weed Is A Possible Flower

Today is Monday. Reading a book about the parables of Jesus I came across a statement by the author commenting on the parable of the lost sheep and lost coin (Luke 15). He reflected on how these parables (along with … Continue reading

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Would You Fellowship Corinth?

Would You Fellowship Corinth? The apostle Peter exhorted the pilgrims of the Dispersion to “love the brotherhood” (1 Peter 2:17). This is sandwiched in a passage that also instructs Christians to honor all, fear God and honor the king. The … Continue reading

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Job’s Wife and Three Friends

Job’s Wife And Three Friends Little is known of the wife of Job but it is easy to see what a blessing it was to be married to a man who was “blameless and upright, one who feared God and … Continue reading

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How Great Is Our God

How Great Is Our God “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a … Continue reading

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Today Is Monday

Today is Monday. The clock needs winding. When my father retired from the phosphate mines in central Florida they gave him a mantel clock with his name on it. It is an eight day clock that requires winding with a … Continue reading

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