A Wife of Noble Character

Proverbs 31 is an oracle that King Lemuel was taught by his mother (v. 1). Before she describes the famous wife of noble character (often simply called the Proverbs 31 Woman), she gives her son more generic wisdom that begins like this: “Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy …

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The Gospel Transforms...

How We Live (part four) | Colossians 3:18-4:1

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by …

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The First Wedding | Genesis 2:18-25

It is difficult for me to think of a current issue that brings more controversy than that of gender roles and marriage. Marriage within the Christian worldview is increasingly being seen as outdated and intolerant by the rest of the world. The notion of fornication as sin has all but entirely left our culture. Homosexuality …

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Biblical Wisdom

Guarding Against Sexual Immorality | Proverbs 5:7-23

And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and …

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The Day Full of Butterflies (6 Years & Counting)

It was a day full of butterflies. The ground outside stood muddied by rain, prayers and wishful thinking dried it no quicker. So people gathered, and plans changed. Under shelter, beams were raised, flowers planted, and lights ignited. Soon a flood of faces filled the landscape, waiting for that moment, for the doors’ opening. And they did open. Beauty levitated past the …

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