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Proverbs 1:2-7 – To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth —
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Why We Are Steadfast

PSALM 108:1-4 – My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to…

The Subtle Work Of Distractions

2 CORINTHIANS 11:3 – But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. THEME OF THE DAY. THE SUBTLE WORK OF DISTRACTIONS. In our daily battles against sin, the world, and the devil, there is a real and present spiritual danger that requires a…

Having Jesus’ Eyesight

MATTHEW 9:35-38 – And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but…

The Ways We Fight The Lord’s Battle

1 SAMUEL 17:47b – For the battle is the LORD’s . . . THEME OF THE DAY. THE WAYS WE FIGHT THE LORD’S BATTLE. Christians are a warring people. Not in a literal sense of “going to battle against people” with hatred, malicious attacks of the tongue, or any other combative attitudes or speech. We are a warring people against unseen, but…

Obeying Difficult Commands

PSALM 97:12 – Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! PHILIPPIANS 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. THEME OF THE DAY: OBEYING DIFFICULT COMMANDS. Let’s imagine we are having lunch together. It is a time we are enjoying spiritual conversation in our commitment to help each other grow in…

Put Feet On It

2 CORINTHIANS 2:8 – So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. THEME OF THE DAY. PUT FEET ON IT. Sometimes in reading our Bibles we may quickly rush over verses which don’t really seem to say much on the surface, but if pondered, say a lot. Today’s scripture is one of them. The setting is the Apostle Paul pleading…