Articles categorized as Magi (Wise Men)


    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 4. RAINBOWS, IF YOU SEE THEM

    4. Rainbows, If You See Them   What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there any­thing of which one can say, “Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 […]

    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 6. BIG GOD AND LITTLE ME

    6. Big God and Little Me   I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done un­der heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of […]

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

    PERSEVERANCE   The Lost Art of Stick-to-it-ivity   Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; coneys are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance […]

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

    SOBRIETY   Knowing When to Say No   Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1   There are a great many references to wine, strong drink, and drunkenness scattered throughout the Bible. The earliest reference is in Genesis; the last, in Rev­elation. The […]

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

    CHILDREN   Planting Seeds for God to Harvest   Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6   What exactly do these famous words mean? I believe the key lies in the phrase the way. When Solomon uses those words he […]

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

    CONSCIENCE   It Can Be the Voice of God   The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. Proverbs 20:27   What is meant by “the lamp of the Lord"? There are two answers. First, it refers to human conscience, which “searches out” a man’s motive, […]

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

    DEPENDABILITY   How Old Faithful Got Its Name   He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored. Proverbs27:18   It has been well said that the greatest ability is depend­ability. The word itself means “able to be relied upon.” It’s the one quality […]

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

    GUIDANCE   Higher Hands Are Leading Me   In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9   Proverbs 16:9 is one of the most profound verses in all the Bible. It is both a promise and a warning. You make your plans, but God determines which way […]

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

    AFFIRMATION   Finding Something Good to Say   An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 12:25   Proverbs has much to say about the importance of af­firmation. “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life” (15:4a). “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 Can I lose my salvation?   This is a controversial question in Christian circles. It would be dif­ficult to find a subject about which believers are more deeply divided. To the question, “Can I lose my salvation?” there are whole denominations that answer yes: the Methodists, the Wesleyans, the Pentecostals, the Church of […]

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