Tag Archives: Wisdom

Words about wise speech (and wise silence) from Proverbs 10

“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.” (10:8) “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” (10:11) “On the lips of him … Continue reading

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How to compare your sin to others’ sin

The sin nature is equal in all; and so I think actual sin would be likewise, but for the differences made by the restraining grace and providence of God. He is not, perhaps, in the sight of God, the greatest … Continue reading

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Goldsworthy, Proverbs, and the Biblical Story

Graeme Goldsworthy was the first author I read who really helped me see the unity of the Biblical story. He is especially helpful in explaining those parts of the Bible that don’t seem to fit in the flow of everything … Continue reading

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The Role of Wisdom in the Believer’s Life

In light of the earlier post on Goldsworthy and Proverbs, here is a good excerpt from his article in the New Dictionary of Biblical theology on the function of wisdom in the believer’s life: The quest for empirical wisdom is … Continue reading

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Adultery’s Tragic Story and the Old, Old Story

The story of former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair’s death a month or so back was shocking to me when I first heard the news. A man who only a few years ago had been almost literally bursting with life … Continue reading

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Wisdom: By Me Kings Reign

As Proverbs calls us to seek wisdom, it appeals to us on the grounds that wisdom is associated with reigning as a king. In Proverbs 8, wisdom declares, “By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just, by me … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Makes us Wise, or Proverbs 3:5-7

The wises men know themselves to be fools.┬áThis is the message of Proverbs 3:5-7. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight … Continue reading

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