How to Make Wise Decisions

Provers 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom;     from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Since wisdom is taking knowledge and applying it skillfully in our daily lives, and since wisdom comes from God, then we need to learn how to make wise decisions based on God’s Word. When situations come up in our lives that need wisdom here are a few things to think …

Knowledge Practiced

Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom;  from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Let’s focus on the word wisdom. The word wisdom speaks of the practical use of knowledge and understanding in daily living. Wisdom has skill, is shrewd, has prudence, and is clever. Since having our first child my wife and I have not stopped reading articles and parts of different books …

Taming The Mouth

  The hardest thing to tame in life is our tongue. Proverbs 10 deals directly to the different uses of the tongue specifically with the good and bad use of words. In this chapter Solomon gives much general advice but also gives direct council concerning words. Here are some excepts; 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but …

Listen But Beware

    The 5th chapter of proverbs contains two major thought patterns. The first is the listening and obeying the wisdom of God. “My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.” (Proverbs 5:1, 2 ESV) we are told to listen to the wisdom and …

Guard – Seek – Follow

Proverbs chapter four is about pursuing and gaining wisdom. The picture is of a father pulling aside his young boy and teaching him wisdom. Encouraging him to seek wisdom and find it. For it is wisdom that guides us, and teaches us to follow in the right paths of life. Solomon describes the path of righteousness in the following verse. …

How To Trust God With All Our Heart

Trust is such a strong word that has one meaning and many applications. Trust is very hard to have in today’s world. Who can you trust?  Trust relies on facts and character of the person or object on which trust is placed.  Some situations build trust in others while some crumble under pressure. Trusting in God is different. What we …

The Key To Wisdom

  The opening paragraph in Proverbs lays out the purpose of the book, main themes and authors. The author is Solomon, probably written to one of his sons. The purpose of the book is to know wisdom, instruction and understanding and wisdom from God. He ends this section with probably the main theme or truth of the whole book. And …