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...
Proverbs 11:1-4 Abominable Balances

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...
Leader’s Wives – Part 1

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,...
Proverbs 3:1-4 Obedience from the Heart

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...
Proverbs 1:1-7 – August 1, 2017

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...