Considering Proverbs 8:14-16

14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. This morning I’m thinking about the topic of God’s sovereignty. Who can really know the wisdom of God and His sovereignty overContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:14-16”

Considering Proverbs 8:13

13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Yesterday, I mentioned that fear of man over fear of the Lord is one of the biggest issues we have today, and it is a problem we can sympathize with. I think this problemContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:13”

Considering Proverbs 8:10-13

10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:10-13”

Considering Proverbs 8:4-9

4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. 5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. 6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickednessContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:4-9”

Considering Proverbs 8:1-3

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. One of the first things that comes to mind isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:1-3”

Self Image Reformation (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction It is amazing how easy it is for a person to create a false image of themselves and believe in that image. What goes into this image? From our early childhood onward, we develop an idea of who we are and who we should be. Our parents and other family members influenceContinue reading “Self Image Reformation (Complete Series)”

Self Image Reformation Part 5: Seek Jesus

The purpose of this article series has been to encourage myself and others to evaluate our false self-images so that we can find a new and better identity in Jesus Christ. It can be difficult to peel away the layers of identity we put on over time—either as a means of conforming to what thisContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 5: Seek Jesus”

Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols

An ideal is anything, such as a person or idea, that represents that which is suitable or perfect. The ideals we hold vary depending on what is most important to us. The severity of attachment to our ideals can also vary from harmless to deadly. There are many ideals. Here are a few: There areContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols”

Self Image Reformation Part 3: Positive Affirmations

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). First, what does it mean to be rich in spirit? I think this has to do with the spiritual attachments of a person. As mentioned previously, a person can be of many spirits, and the more consumed a person isContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 3: Positive Affirmations”

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”