Biblical Wisdom

The Way That Seems Right | Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25 ESV What proverb better describes life in the aftermath of the Fall? Our sin clouds our judgments. It covers our eyes. We seek after things that seem to bring joy, pleasure, and happiness, but they …

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The Reign of Death | Genesis 5

Most people tend to skim over this chapter in their Bible reading. This is a boring genealogy, a long list of names that means virtually nothing to modern sensibilities. Or so we think. In reality, the meaning and impact of this chapter are fundamental to Genesis’ development of the effects of sin upon humanity. It …

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Joy in Christ

To Die Is Gain | Philippians 1:21

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 (ESV)   Having studied the immediate passage containing verse 21, we have embarked upon a two-part excursus into mining out the meanings of that verse’s two phrases. Thus, in our previous study, we attempted to explain and apply Paul’s idea that …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Death Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 9

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 9:1 | But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. Ecclesiastes 9:7 | Go, eat your bread …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Time Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 3

Read the sermon here.  SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 3:1 | For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven   Ecclesiastes 3:11 | He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what …

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Birthdays & Death(days)

 So teach us to number our days   that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV I really hope death is like sleep. The Bible often uses sleep as a symbolic way of speaking about death, so I really hope that they more similar than we realize. Wouldn't it be nice to know that …

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Wrestling with God

Jacob & Esau | Genesis 25

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. (Genesis 25:11) And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (Genesis 25:21) And the LORD said to her, …

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