Submitting My Understanding to the Judgment of My Fellow Servants

The gospel is simple enough that a child can understand. I love that about the gospel. Yet, I cannot help but see things in a broader context when considering present-day Christianity in the United States. I have a lot of contradictory ideas in my mind at the same time and condensing it all into aContinue reading “Submitting My Understanding to the Judgment of My Fellow Servants”

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”

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”

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”

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 6:20-22

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”

Considering Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. As Christians, we knowContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:16-19”

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”