Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. What does it mean, “knowledge of the holy is understanding?” I looked up different translations of the verse above, and I think we were on the right track yesterday; the best kind of knowledge is the knowledge of HeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)”

Considering Proverbs 9:3-6

3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go inContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:3-6”

Considering Proverbs 9:2

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. If we think of the above scripture in terms of the faithful church—both as a collective and as the Christian individual—what might we consider? What should our table be furnished with? Jesus has the answer. John 6:47-62 47 Verily, verily,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:2”

Considering Proverbs 8:32-36

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:32-36”

Considering Proverbs 8:24

24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Genesis opens with: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved uponContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:24”

Considering Proverbs 8:18-21

18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and IContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:18-21”

Considering Proverbs 8:17

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. This verse makes me think of something that is somewhat controversial, but if we can consider this idea openly and conscientiously, then I think we will find that we believe in this idea already. The idea I refer to isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:17”

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”

A Series on Sin (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction For most of my teenage and adult life, the term “sin” made me think about pulpit pounding preachers and snooty church ladies wearing fancy clothes. Other than this vague connotation that I carried around in the back of my mind somewhere, I did not think about sin that much. I was not alwaysContinue reading “A Series on Sin (Complete Series)”