Self Image Reformation Part 2: Identity

To identify something, we must understand the qualities of the object we want to identify. What about identifying the self? What makes up the self? In the scripture, we see that a person is body, soul, and spirit. Is our identity wrapped up in our physical self, including appearance, race, and gender? It certainly seemsContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 2: Identity”

Considering Proverbs 7:24-27

24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. 25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. 27 Her house is the way to hell, going downContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:24-27”

Wait and See What the Lord will Do

What do you do when you are faced with a huge problem, and the only solution available to you is sinful? I am faced with such a scenario, and I suspect that many Christians will be faced with a very similar scenario due to the fear, apathy, complacency, and selfishness of those in power. AsContinue reading “Wait and See What the Lord will Do”

Exhortation to Keep Building

Things have been hard for so many people lately. Things have been hard for me too, and it seems that difficulties are ramping up rapidly. Today, I felt the weight of it all. I feel like there are enemies on every side and within, trying to tear me away from the work I am doingContinue reading “Exhortation to Keep Building”

Considering Proverbs 7:6-23

6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, 8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, 9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and darkContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:6-23”

Proverbs Study Clarification 2: Judgment

I appreciate people who can observe without making judgments, but that is not me. God created me to have a very judgmental nature. I have been highly judgmental from childhood. I’m always evaluating. I’m always deciding what I think about things, and I want to do what is right. My judgments have changed as myContinue reading “Proverbs Study Clarification 2: Judgment”

Considering Proverbs 7:1-5

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. 2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman 5 That they may keepContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:1-5”

Considering Proverbs 6:27-35

27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soulContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:27-35”

Considering Proverbs 6:23-26

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26 For byContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:23-26”

Considering Proverbs 6:20-22

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. This idea is found in earlierContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:20-22”