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Proverbs

Proverbs accomplishes something no other biblical book does: it compiles numerous short instructions for living an effective life on earth.

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Gleaning Wisdom

Recently I met a woman whose passion is to bring the art of etiquette back into the home.

At the top of her etiquette to-do list: manners.

In an age where “please” and “thank you” are viewed as old-fashioned formalities, she is still convinced children who are taught proper etiquette will be equipped with the knowledge to thrive as adults.

Simple Truths

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Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is for people who don’t know a whole lot about living—and that includes us all. It tells us what life is like and how it should be lived. Its contents are timeless, relevant, and easy to understand.

Shaping the Will with Wisdom

Being a parent is one of life’s most delightful and rewarding experiences. At the same time, it can be one of life’s most exasperating and demanding challenges. Parenting works best when we are loving and understanding, consistent and calm in our reactions, and wise and mature in our actions and attitudes. But who on earth does all of that all the time?

Timeless Principles of Money Management

One of the reasons people love and respect the Bible is that they find its truths not only resourceful but always relevant…trustworthy and timeless. With reliable accuracy, its counsel never fails to provide the information we need when we lack understanding. Whether we are single or married, younger or older, wear a hard hat or a top hat, are self-employed or climbing the corporate ladder or retired from that pressured, stressful world, God's Word provides wisdom found nowhere else in literature…and not just wisdom but inspired wisdom.

Shaping the Will with Wisdom

Being a parent is one of life’s most delightful and rewarding experiences. At the same time, it can be one of life’s most exasperating and demanding challenges. Parenting works best when we are loving and understanding, consistent and calm in our reactions, and wise and mature in our actions and attitudes. But who on earth does all of that all the time? We’re parents who are grateful for our children, but we’re still part of fallen humanity. This means that we’re often too busy and too impatient, too quick to jump to conclusions and too extreme in our reactions.

What the Wisdom Books Can Help You Do

Our culture suffers no shortage of people with academic degrees, corporate titles, and intellectual know-how. But sadly, those who are wise are still hard to find. Why? It’s simple. The pursuit of knowledge, while often good, doesn’t automatically produce wisdom.

True wisdom requires us to read God’s Word with the goal of practical application, not merely intellectual stimulation. Wisdom applies truth to all of life...and that takes a lot of time, including numerous and painful trials as well.

Three Cheers for Graduates

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If you are graduating soon, good for you! Graduation represents finishing…something most folks find hard to do. To broaden the words of the great Apostle Paul, you have “finished the course.” I, among many others, am proud of you. I congratulate you. Your IQ and your GPA do not interest me nearly as much as your gumption to hang in there to the end. You have my respect.

Proverbs: Reliable Counsel for Right Living

A proverb is a pithy statement of bite-sized wisdom. Up until now in this study of the Bible, we’ve found history and biography, prophecy and poetry in Scripture…but not much philosophy except, perhaps, in Job. The book of Proverbs offers a wealth of information to aid us in wise living. What the Psalms are to our devotional life, the book of Proverbs is to our practical life. In terse and striking ways, the profound genius of these maxims lies in their shrewd concentration of truth. As we shall see, they remain to this day a marvellous source of insightful and penetrating information.

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