Virtuous woman

Day 31 of 31 Days of Wisdom Congratulations! You walked with me through this wonderful book. I pray that as you are inspired you would feel free to look back and meditate on some of the wonderful things highlighted in this blog series. Today is our final day in Proverbs. I find it interesting that the first chapter begins with instruction from a father to a son and now the book ends with instruction from a mother to her son. King Lemuel’s mother gives him a stern warning about women, drinking, and perverting justice. She describes the woman that is […]

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Wisdom works

Day 30 of 31 Days of Wisdom “There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer;26 The rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags; 27 The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks;28 The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings’ palaces.” Proverbs 30:24-28 As we wind down the 31 days of wisdom series this chapter touches on various topics. I chose to highlight […]

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Fully satisfied

Day 27 of 31 Days of Wisdom “A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” I’m really enjoying my current sermon series called “He will satisfy you”. So when I came across Proverbs 27:7, it seemed to jump off the page. It highlights the dangers of living an unsatisfied life. It says that the hungry soul (unsatisfied person) will resort to things that are toxic, bitter, and even harmful, all in search of finding satisfaction. People who are unsatisfied will commit to unhealthy relationships, stay at jobs where they are miserable, and […]

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Take the reins

Day 25 of 31 Days of Wisdom “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” Proverbs 25:28 A city that is “broken down, without walls” is open for exploitation: no security, no order, and no protection. It is vulnerable and easily taken advantage of. This is also true for someone who has no rule over his own spirit. What does it mean to have no rule over your spirit? It means that you are not in control of your emotions, the peace you walk in, and the thoughts you entertain. Such a […]

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5 ways to keep someone from dying

Day 24 of 31 Days of Wisdom   “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.” Proverbs 24:11   Today you may be in contact with someone who fits this verse. It’s sort of a morbid picture. It’s a picture of someone who is attracted, pulled, and heading in a direction that leads to death. Our instruction is to deliver them.   But who is actually drawn to death? What kind of person is stumbling to the slaughter? If we are talking on natural terms these are people who can’t seem to get out of their own […]

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Spiritual muscle

Day 15 of 31 Days of Wisdom How strong is your spirit? That may sound like an odd question but I’d like you to think about that. One way you can measure your spirit’s strength is to look at how you respond to adversity. Do you shrink back? Do you fear and think the worst? What’s your reaction when you hear bad news? Do you allow it to set your mood and cause you to get depressed? There are some people who are weak in spirit. They can’t handle tough moments. They break down under pressure. Why is that? It […]

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Taming your temper

Have you ever been so angry that you felt you were about to explode? How did you handle that situation? The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about how we conduct ourselves in moments like these. As a Christian, it is okay to get angry. We have the right to express our anger. How and when we do it is always the tricky part. Consider Proverbs 14:29, which says:   “He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, but he who is impulsive exalts folly.”   From this verse, we see that anger (or wrath as noted above) […]

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The next 31 days of your life…

The next 31 days will be awesome for you! In fact if you find it a lil tough to read the Word regularly, you’re gonna find the next 31 days easy. Starting tomorrow, March 1, I’ll be posting each day from my favorite book in the bible, Proverbs. The month of March has 31 days and Proverbs has 31 chapters so it’s the perfect match. But I’d love for you to go on this journey with me. Each day in March read the chapter that corresponds to the date. Tomorrow is March 1 so we will start with Proverbs 1. […]

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