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    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Introduction

    Almost everyone agrees that we are living in a day of moral and cultural confusion. Former Secretary of Education William Bennett says that it is almost as if our society has conspired to make it impossible for our chil­dren to grow up as decent, moral individuals. He argues that if we want to improve our […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Counsel

    COUNSEL   God’s Gift to Fools   Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22   This particular piece of advice is repeated several times in Proverbs. The wise man listens to advice from oth­ers (12:15), accepts instruction (19:20), and proactively seeks out wise counsel before embarking on a […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Courtesy

    COURTESY   The Milk of Human Kindness   If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14   There is a bit of mystery surrounding this particular proverb. Is the man in view simply a gregarious friend who is just a little too happy […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Honor

    HONOR   Winning the Respect of Others   A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. Proverbs 29:23   Here we have a double prediction. Pride destroys, but humility brings honor. In the first category are many examples. For instance, King Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind and was made to […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Humility

    HUMILITY   The Way Up Is Down   When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2   It’s always tricky to talk about humility. How do you know when you’re truly humble? Come to think of it, if you are truly humble, will you even know it? Humility is the […]

    St. Ephaem’s Prayer

    ST. EPHAEM’S PRAYER by Ray Pritchard Most of us, I suppose, have never heard of St. Ephraem of Syria. Or perhaps I shouldn’t suppose that. The only thing I know for certain is that I had never heard of him before this week. While attending a pastors’ luncheon last Tuesday, Wilbur Ellsworth shared a prayer by …

    For Sinners Only

    FOR SINNERS ONLY by Ray Pritchard Last Wednesday night I listened as Von Matthews taught an excellent class on the virtue of humility. Somewhere near the beginning he commented that humility is hard to define. Then he asked the group sitting around each table to come up with a definition of humility. The struggle (and the s…

    What Is At Stake

    On November 7 the American people will elect a new president and vice president, 435 members of the House of Representatives, and one-third of the Senate. In addition, there are thousands of statewide and local races that will be decided on that day. How should Christians approach their responsibilities in the coming electi…

    Dallas Willard on Humility

    Last week David Steinhart, pastor of Forest Park Baptist Church, shared some insights on humility from a tape on leadership by Dallas Willard. Humility is a quality that is hard to define and even harder to develop. Very few people would admit to praying for humility even though the Bible instructs us to humble ourselves un…

    Why God Allows Good Men to Fall

    Luke 22:31-34

    Today I want to talk to you about why God allows good men to fall. My attention was drawn to this subject a few weeks ago when I got an e-mail message from my college roommate – a man I haven’t seen since 1974. He wrote to ask if I had heard the news. What […]

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