I. What does God value? God is a peace-loving God who values PEACEFUL RELATIONSHIPS. The wisdom sayings of Proverbs show us that God values peaceful relationships. God’s love for peace reflects the mutual love, respect, and communion that exists within the Holy Trinity. Hear this strong statement from the pen of Solomon: “The LORD hates … Continue reading Pursuing Peaceful Relationships
The fear of the Lord releases us from the bondage to all other fears. What does Jesus tell us his followers when he wants to calm our fearful hearts? When Jesus wants to calm the fearful hearts of His followers, he tells us to fear God! He says in Luke 12:4-5: “I tell you, my … Continue reading The Fear that Releases Us from All Other Fears
Over the years, I have had the privilege of helping believers and new believers learn how to cultivate and begin a relationship with the Lord through simply reading and reflecting on his Word. If you have teenagers or kids at home, you would especially benefit from reading through the book of Proverbs. The average month … Continue reading A Guide for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Lord
Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. What do I see in this text for which I can praise the Lord? True security is found only in the LORD. Again, this name of God (Yahweh) reminds me that the one true living … Continue reading True Security – Proverbs 18:10
Key Verses: Proverbs 11:16, 22; 30:18-20; 31:30 In the hearts of women and men, there is a God-given longing to be seen and enjoyed as beautiful or handsome without being used. However, ever since the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive (Genesis 6:2) and came into them (v.4), physical beauty … Continue reading Is Beauty the Beast? What does the Bible say?
There are three important questions that the book of Proverbs addresses on our theme: Whom are you to love? How are you to love her? Why are you to love her? I. Whom are you to love? The Temptation of Loving Strange Women. The writer of the Proverbs emphatically call for men to avoid promiscuity. … Continue reading Loving the Right Woman Well
Proverbs 3:27 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” Leaders in Christ’s church are usually working to apply the gospel of grace in all manner of conflicts. It could be a struggling marriage. Or, it could be a conflict due to … Continue reading When it is in your power to do it!
Jake was so excited to be hunting quail. He took off through the brush and proceeded to flush a bird… not just once, twice, but three times. After the third time, the hunter, my friend Joseph Wheat’s father, got right in Jake’s face and spoke firmly to his dog: “Jake, we’re not here today to … Continue reading God’s Guidance – Wisdom Along the Way