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The Wise and the Fool

September 4, 2013

The Wise and the Fool The book of Proverbs, most of which is also attributed to King Solomon, is referred to as Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament. These books center around wise sayings and advice on how to live one’s life. In Proverbs, the advice often takes the form of a couplet called in Hebrew a mashal, meaning a comparison. For...

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Paul: Serving the Church as a Fool for Christ

May 8, 2016

Paul: Serving the Church as a Fool for Christ Roy Riegels made one of the most famous plays in college football history at the 1929 Rose Bowl. Playing for the University of California against Georgia Tech, Riegels picked up a fumble, was spun around and ran 69 yards—in the wrong direction. His mistake led directly to a Georgia Tech safety,...

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Foolishness in the Valley of Eshkol

September 13, 2018

Foolishness in the Valley of Eshkol In a book about parenting, Paul David Tripp described the nature of foolishness in the book of Proverbs: “The fool has the world inside out and upside down. The fool looks at what is foolish and sees it as wise. The fool looks at what is good and sees it as bad. The fool looks at what is false and sees...

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Hour 1: News and Views - Hour 2: What In The World?

January 28, 2021

In the Market with Janet Parshall

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There is so much happening in the culture around us. Our challenge is to listen to the stories being told and use discernment by seeing them through the lens of Scripture. Today, we will do just that. Join us as we examine some of the headlines of the day, testing all things as modern Bereans should. Today is a full news hour, designed... January 28, 2021

Devotion for Feb. 25, 2004

February 25, 2004

Devotion for Feb. 25, 2004 Devotion for Feb. 25, 2004 A few years ago, the book Dealing with Difficult People became a best-seller. If today’s passage were a book, it would be entitled, Fools, Sluggards, and Troublemakers: Recognizing Difficult People. Recall that Proverbs presents three types of people. The simple are open to instruction,...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2011

Proverbs 1:26 says “I will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you. . .” Does God laugh at people who lack wisdom? Question and Answer The text is part of a long paragraph in which wisdom is personified in order to make a point. Wisdom is not God, though to a certain extent it reveals the mind of God. Wisdom laughs...

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Evangelism and Discipleship in the Modern World

December 3, 2018 December 3, 2018

The Wise in Heart Accept Commands

April 10, 2013

The Wise in Heart Accept Commands From here on out, the book of Proverbs becomes mostly a collection of individual proverbs. The sayings or aphorisms won’t necessarily be related to each other; the reading experience will be somewhat like opening up Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Our approach, therefore, will be not to exposit passages (since...

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Devotion for November 27, 2007

November 27, 2007

Devotion for November 27, 2007 According to a University of Michigan survey, overall customer satisfaction with air travel continued to decline in 2007. Travelers cited lost or damaged luggage, long delays or flight cancellations, and unhelpful airline personnel among their major grievances. For many frequent flyers, travel has become more...

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Sweet Smell of Wisdom

September 17, 2013

Sweet Smell of Wisdom In Old Testament times, perfume was often used in religious ceremonies but was also used for personal enjoyment. Oils were applied to the skin and to garments and pieces of furniture such as beds. The perfumes, created mainly from spices imported from Arabia, were helpful in the hot climate where smells could easily...

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