Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Proverbs

The Dangers of “What-if?” Living

PROVERBS 22:13 – The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” Let’s imagine standing beside the individual looking out a picture window at the street and we hear with an animated voice of fear, “There is a lion outside. I shall be killed in the streets.” We might respond with , “Really? Is the circus…

The Power of a Good Word

PROVERBS 12:25 – Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” The story is told of an ancient philosopher named Xanthus. He was expecting some friends to dine with him. He ordered his servant to provide the best things the market could supply. The servant went to market and purchased tongues. These the cooks prepared…

The Attractiveness of Christ

PROVERBS 3:3-4 – Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” There is so much one might say about the attractiveness of the Lord Jesus. After everything has been said, there is still much…

The Manifestations of God’s Love

I want us to think about three things centered on God’s love for us.: The depth of God’s love in giving us a Savior, the purpose to conform us into the image of His loving Son, and His chastisement or discipline of His children. The last one is the subject matter of today’s nugget.

Don’t Go There

PROVERBS 26:4 – Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.” It is a place no Christian should go. It produces nothing of edifying value, but it can cause significant relational and spiritual damage to others and ourselves. And it is a place easy to visit. All it takes is to be in a situation that…