Category Archives: Fools

Mocking the Bible

Seven considerations for those who mock the Bible based on strange Old Testament laws. Continue reading

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The way of wisdom

Here are five essentials to a life of wisdom… Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Great advice for parents

as the son prepares to for life as an adult, the father makes no assumptions about his son’s strength to withstand dangers and temptations. Continue reading

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The wise and discerning person

“In the literature of Scripture, wisdom is, broadly speaking, the knowledge of God’s world and the knack of fitting oneself into it. The wise person knows creation. He knows its boundaries and limits, understands its laws and rhythms, discerns its … Continue reading

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Are you wise or foolish?

  1. The wise person fears the Lord and accepts wisdom and instruction; he takes advice; trusts in the Lord with all his heart and acknowledges the Lord in all his dealings. This person does not see himself  as the … Continue reading

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A gospel-postured self-image

What can we learn about self-esteem from these people? Or, What does a godly disposition or perspective look like? Moses (Exodus 3:11, 4:10-11) Gideon (Judges 6:15) David (I Chronicles 29:13-16) Isaiah (Isaiah 6:5) Amos (Amos 7:14-15) Job (Job 42:6) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:28-37) … Continue reading

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Proverbs and Wisdom

The purpose of Proverbs—to gain wisdom The Proverbs are written, “…for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the … Continue reading

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Pursuing Wisdom (p.4)

This the fourth and final part of a four-part study in the early chapters of Proverbs. Each post has study and discussion questions for personal or group use. Continue reading

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Pursuing Wisdom (p. 3)

Since the early chapters of proverbs are words from a father to a son, these lessons are especially helpful for parents who desire to lead their children in the way of wisdom. Continue reading

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