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Don’t be like these people.

Welcome to Proverbs 19, a single chapter filled with endless warnings against foolish living. I’m all about a timely word. I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life when I need a swift kick in the pants to get me back on track. I’m human. So,…

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To build or to tear down

I spent a lot of time these past few months thinking about the idea of building. I live in a fairly new neighborhood, and new houses seem to be going up just about every day. I spent about a month preparing teaching lessons for kids that surrounding the idea of…

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Are you teachable?

There isn’t a Proverb that goes by that does not convict me to my core. Anybody else? I mean, if you actually take the time to read each verse and give yourself even a moment to reflect on them, how could you not be challenged by these wise words?! So…

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This or that

Welcome back to our study through Proverbs. It’s been a few days since we’ve dug into these wise words, and I’ve missed it! Today, we’ll pick it up right where we left off: Proverbs 12. This entire chapter is filled with opposite statements—statements about the wise and statements about the…

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Wisdom or Folly. The choice is yours.

Proverbs 9 details the way of wisdom and the way of folly. Now, both women are present in this chapter: Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly, or the Forbidden Woman. Both offer us an invitation: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” (Proverbs 9:4a and 16a) However, the motive behind…

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Proverbs 6 & 7: Four warnings & one final plea

I didn’t post yesterday for our study on Proverbs 6, so I thought I’d combine the two chapters today. If you remember our study on Proverbs 5, you’ll know that these two chapters go hand in hand. Let’s catch up together, shall we? Chapter 6 is filled with warnings from…

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The wisdom in restraint

Disclaimer: I really, really love the book of James. Maybe that’s a bit presumptuous to proclaim, considering that this book is all about living out your faith and not just saying that you believe. So, perhaps I should follow that disclaimer with the fact that on my best days, I’m…

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