Proverbs Study Clarification 1: The Strange Woman

This is a bit of self-gratification in that I do not want to be misunderstood, but I also want to be careful not to cause any Christian harm. I do not much enjoy writing about the topic of God’s chastening, the “strange woman,” and so forth. It is a fearful thing because I know thatContinue reading “Proverbs Study Clarification 1: The Strange Woman”

Considering Proverbs 5:21-23

21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. 22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. The ways ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 5:21-23”

Considering Proverbs 5:14-20

14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly. 15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. 17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. 18 Let thyContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 5:14-20”

Considering Proverbs 5:10-13

10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mineContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 5:10-13”

Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction Do Christians experience chastisement from God? What about suffering? There are different ideas about these topics, and I expect these ideas to come up in the future, so I think it is worth looking into. There are multiple perspectives and teachings about the chastisement of God and suffering in the life ofContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)”

To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required

This article is meant to clarify and aside contained within the article, Chastisement and Suffering Part 2: Should Christians Expect Chastisement? Someone was concerned about the idea of some Christians inheriting more than others. I greatly appreciate comments. I appreciate people who care enough about the Christian faith and about me as a fellow servantContinue reading “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required”

Considering Proverbs 5:6-9

6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. 8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 9 Lest thou give thine honour untoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 5:6-9”

Considering Proverbs 5:1-5

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 5:1-5”

Considering Proverbs 4:24-27

24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot fromContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 4:24-27”

Considering Proverbs 4:20-23

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issuesContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 4:20-23”