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Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 18:15 – An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

It Truly Is Vanity

ECCLESIASTES 2:1-11  –  I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold on folly,…

Humility: The Chief Virtue In The Christian Life

1 PETER 5:5 – Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”   THEME OF THE DAY: HUMILITY: THE CHIEF VIRTUE IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.  The seventeenth century Puritan Pastor, George Swinnock said, “Pride is the shirt of the…

Life Is All About Two Things and Neither Is Us

MATTHEW 22:34-40 – But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with…

Just How Much We Are Loved

2 THESSALONIANS 2:13-14 – But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  …