Proverbs 20: Glorifying God with Our Lives

Proverbs 20: Glorifying God with Our Lives

There are many times in Scripture where there are reminders of knowing how to conduct ourselves in life as Christians. In Proverbs 20, it gives us reminders on how we ought to live as aliens in this world. Examples go as far as how we should conduct ourselves with having wine...

Proverbs 19: Having Wisdom in All Things

Proverbs 19: Having Wisdom in All Things

It's a really good thing when you're walking in integrity in the Lord. It may be at times hard, yes, but it's truly rewarding. Having integrity is considered better than obtaining wealth (Proverbs 15:16). You may ask, "why?" When Christ saves you and regenerates your heart, you'll...

Proverbs 18: Wise Words

Proverbs 18: Wise Words

There is a unifying theme that threads throughout the whole of Proverbs, and it’s the idea that there is a distinction between the way the righteous and the wicked live their lives, as well as between the outcome of those lifestyles...

Proverbs 17: Understanding a Fool

Proverbs 17: Understanding a Fool

Proverbs 17 is a very interesting chapter. It is basically a life lesson on what not to do. When we look at what is called the book of wisdom, this chapter provides insight on what a fool really is. The use of the word fool in this context is the Hebrew word "kesiyl". This use of the word is...

Proverbs 16: You Are Not God

Proverbs 16: You Are Not God

Do you find yourself anxious about the future? I know I do. It’s like an inner, nagging voice that interrupts my day and prompts me to think of worst case scenarios that could happen days, months, or years from now. This same voice often makes me doubt if I am even doing what...

Proverbs 15: Wisdom Begins and Ends With Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 15: Wisdom Begins and Ends With Fear of the Lord

The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom nuggets for the child of God. They are practical bits of wisdom that will guide and direct us in our every day lives. The wisdom found in Proverbs is that which comes from above; it is not earthly, natural, or demonic...

Proverbs 14: A Wise Woman Fears the Lord

Proverbs 14: A Wise Woman Fears the Lord

Do you ever feel like you are naturally inclined to rebel against God instead of fear Him? This is because our sinful nature often leads us to do the opposite of what He commands. We often think it is best to follow our heart’s desires instead of God’s commands. These desires are...

Why We Must Evangelize

Why We Must Evangelize

Growing up in the Reformed tradition, I never saw an altar call, participated in street evangelism, or attended any revival conferences. This does not surprise my more charismatic friends since Presbyterians and Reformed Christians have garnered a reputation for not being...

The Lack of Faith in the Word Faith Movement

The Lack of Faith in the Word Faith Movement

Across the world, men and women, influenced by the prosperity gospel, can be witnessed speaking words "in faith" to bring about the life circumstances of which they dream. More than mere positive thinking, they send words into the air, believing those words will turn into...

Proverbs 13: Walking with the Wise or Foolish?

Proverbs 13: Walking with the Wise or Foolish?

With the book Proverbs being known as the book of wisdom, this verse seems fitting. Throughout this chapter, there is a theme, whether you’re walking in wisdom or foolishness. More specifically, are you walking with the wise, or are you walking with the foolish...

Proverbs 12: The Righteous Love the Ways of the Lord

Proverbs 12: The Righteous Love the Ways of the Lord

Growing up, my parents never allowed me to call my brothers or anyone else stupid. I have three grown kids of my own now, and when they were younger, I would never allow them to call each other stupid either. I still believe we must be careful with our words. However, we...

Proverbs 11: The State of the Heart

Proverbs 11: The State of the Heart

I wrote in my review of Proverbs 8 that our culture is far too focused on the influence of feelings and private perceptions, and that this distorting mentality causes us to neglect pursuing wisdom as the rightful driving force of our actions and intentions. Another thing our...