Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Proverbs

Is It I, Lord?

PROVERBS 28:26 – Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. THEME OF THE DAY. IS IT I, LORD? The theme in today’s nugget was asked of the Lord by the disciples at the Last Supper. Here is Matthew’s account of the scene – When it was evening, he reclined at table…

How To Lose Intimacy With God

PROVERBS 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. THEME OF THE DAY. HOW TO LOSE INTIMACY WITH GOD. It doesn’t take committing murder, adultery, grand theft, or any other “big sin” for a Christian to suddenly lose intimacy with God. It happens slowly like a dripping faucet. A slow…

The Greatest Gift We Give To God

PROVERBS 23:26 – My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. THEME OF THE DAY. THE GREATEST GIFT WE GIVE TO GOD. The Old Testament book of Proverbs is a group of wise sayings largely set forth as instructions from a father to his son. In most cases, it is King Solomon to his son. The language…

The Age Of Pleasure

PROVERBS 21:17a – Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man . . . THEME OF THE DAY. THE AGE OF PLEASURE. Today’s nugget is not a “downer” so please bear with me as it unfolds. It doesn’t sound “warm and fuzzy”, and perhaps it doesn’t feel overly encouraging, but again, please bear with me. It’s like taking medicine that doesn’t taste…

The Christian Life According to Proverbs

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; 12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive,…

Growing In Christ

PROVERBS 13:4 – The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. THEME OF THE DAY. GROWING IN CHRIST. Ask any Christian this question, “Do you want to grow in grace, knowledge, and intimacy with the Lord Jesus?”, and the answer should be, “Of course I do. I desire to know the Lord…