Monday, June 25, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 24

Proverbs -- Chapter 24

Be wise to be strong. Be strong for the weak. A hopeful future belongs to the wise, and to the righteous. Be honest in your speech and orderly in your work.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 23

Proverbs -- Chapter 23

Know your company, and act accordingly. This company may include the powerful (v1f), the stingy (v6f), the foolish (v9), the weak (v10f), the young (v13), the sinner (v17), and/or the LORD (v17f).

Hope in God (v18).

Reward is both present and future (v18-35).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 22

Proverbs -- Chapter 22

The aim, found in verse 19, is "that your trust may be in the LORD".

Also, become skillful in your work. The reward may include influence, honor, wealth, and becoming a blessing to others.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 21

Proverbs -- Chapter 21

The LORD changes hearts, honors integrity and faith, punishes the wicked, determines outcomes, and always wins.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 20

Proverbs -- Chapter 20

"Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?"
"A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Packer on Prayer

"The goal of Christian prayer is not to manipulate God into doing our will but to further the doing of his will, in our own lives as much as anywhere else. Petition, based on promise, is the essence of such prayer, which God delights to inspire, to hear and to answer. . .Prayer is not easy, and although spontaneity is of its essence, we have to make a dogged discipline of it, or else it will get crowded out--Satan will see to that."
J.I. Packer, "Knowing Christianity", p98

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Get Wisdom --Post 19

Proverbs -- Chapter 19

Continue to acquire knowledge. Continue to acquire good sense.  (Cf Jesus from Mt 11:29, "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me. . ."

Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Get Wisdom -- Post 17

Proverbs -- Chapter 17

Saturate your heart with truth, and be kept safe in it. . . Or as Jesus tells us, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (Jn 8:31-32)