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Proverbs 14:1 The Wise Woman

The Wise WomanIn the Bible, wise people are those who seek God's will and practice it in the best way possible. The wise woman seeks God's will for her life and lives accordingly. Let's take a quick look at what God is telling women in this passage.A...

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Proverbs 12:1 Loving Discipline

The Love of Discipline The word discipline in Proverbs 12:1 means "correction". It's not like the idea of a professional discipline; it's more like the discipline someone receives from boot camp. We need to have people in our lives who help us to be better. Fellow...

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Proverbs 11:1-4 Abominable Balances

Proverbs 11:1-4 has some practical advice on how to live wisely and bring glory to God in our lives. It’s important when reading through Proverbs that we look for the larger principal being discussed rather than the specifics of the situation. The wisdom in Proverbs...

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Leader’s Wives – Part 1

Leaders’ Wives Why are there qualifications or characteristics for leader’s wives in the New Testament? A man’s wife will dramatically impact his work – for good or evil – and can even make his leadership entirely impotent. If a leader’s wife can affect him that much,...

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Proverbs 3:1-4 Obedience from the Heart

Obedience from the Heart Many people think God changed in-between the testaments. In the Old Testament, God was mean, vengeful, and only interested in rote obedience to his legal code. In the New Testament, God cares about love, compassion, and mercy – commandments...

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Proverbs 1:1-7 – August 1, 2017

Proverbs 1.7 says the "fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." Let's begin the month of August by looking into the book of Proverbs to see all of the wonderful things God stored for us there. The Introductory Verses The first six verses of Proverbs serve as...

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Proverbs 31.3 – Leadership and Purity

Politics and Purity Every day, as I read through the Bible, I'm amazed by what doesn't change. People have always been people, and we will forever continue to make the same mistakes. Proverbs 31 contains advice from a mother to her son, who happens to be a king. We...

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What If I Didn’t Wait for Marriage?

In a previous post, we talked about marriage as God's way to avoid sexual temptation. The Bible is very straightforward about calling premarital sex, or fornication, a sin. It's wrong, and we shouldn't do it. But what if we've already committed that sin? Let's take a...

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Freedom in Christ

Not Secular Freedom I can remember the first time the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday after my conversion to Christianity. We were visiting family in Indiana, and we attended services at a small congregation in the countryside. The church didn't have a "located...

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