Biblical Wisdom

The Fear of the LORD | Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 ESV This verse is the thesis of the entire book of Proverbs and a crucial key to understanding our relationship with God. But why is the statement that fearing God is the beginning of knowledge? It seems natural …

Continue reading The Fear of the LORD | Proverbs 1:7

Biblical Wisdom

Bold as a Lion | Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when no one pursues,but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1 Why do the wicked flee when no one pursues them? Their guilt keeps them from all peace. They are constantly on the run because they know that others have reason to pursue them. Or at least their own conscience …

Continue reading Bold as a Lion | Proverbs 28:1

Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Wisdom of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_PkNiyrgyg to the only wise Godbe glory forevermorethrough Jesus Christ!Amen. Romans 16:27 ESV As the son of David, who was the man after God’s own heart, Solomon must have felt an even greater weight as being king over Israel. He was now the man whom God would hold responsible for leading His chosen people, His …

Continue reading The Wisdom of God

Good Medicine | Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 ESV We all know the feeling. When someone is steeped in joy, it radiates from them. It illuminates rooms with more than mere light. We are drawn to it like moths. But it also repels. Nocturnal creatures hide from …

Continue reading Good Medicine | Proverbs 17:22

Hear & Be Wise | Proverbs 23:19

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19 ESV Hear. Listen. Pay attention. Focus. Only one thing matters. Everything else is secondary, at best. Why do you not draw near to listen? Why do you not set your mind on things above, where Christ is seated at the …

Continue reading Hear & Be Wise | Proverbs 23:19

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 …

Continue reading A Wife of Noble Character

A City Without Walls | Proverbs 25:28

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28 ESV Walls were, in many ways, the strength and hope of a city. Should a neighboring city-state attack, everyone would flee behind the city's walls for safety. By walls, a city became a fortress, a stronghold and refuge. With …

Continue reading A City Without Walls | Proverbs 25:28

Violence Entices | Proverbs 16:29

A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good. Proverbs 16:29 ESV Why does violence entice? After all, don't we tend to find violence revolting rather than exciting? We like to think that. Shirking away from violence is the socially appropriate response. But deep down, I believe, …

Continue reading Violence Entices | Proverbs 16:29

If Any of You Lacks Wisdom | James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  James 1:5 ESV   By what means do we attain wisdom? By asking God. The Father is generous indeed. If He would not withhold His only Son, He will neither withhold wisdom. …

Continue reading If Any of You Lacks Wisdom | James 1:5

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 …

Continue reading The Way That Seems Right | Proverbs 16:25