Category Archives: Proverbs

The Power of Words

A few months ago, we witnessed NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ precipitous fall from grace. Williams lost credibility after exaggerating his experience covering the war in Iraq back in 2003, prompting NBC to remove him from the NBC Nightly News … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Proverbs: Wisdom vs. Folly

I believe Proverbs 1.7 to be thematic for the entire text: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. I’ve already written about the fear of the LORD in a previous post; … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Proverbs: The Fear of the LORD

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. — Proverbs 1.7 The Proverbs emphasize a variety of themes: the value of wisdom; the perils of folly; the destructive nature of pride; the importance of resourcefulness; compassion for the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Proverbs: Teach Your Children

And you Of tender years Can’t know the fears That your elders grew by And so please help Them with your youth They seek the truth Before they can die “Teach Your Children Well” — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Proverbs: Principles, Not Promises

I recently finished a ten month study of the book of Proverbs. I’m sorry to say I had never even read the Proverbs all the way through — much less studied them in depth — prior to last summer. But … Continue reading

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