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    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 – 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 […]

    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 […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 4

    Chapter 4 What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit?   This is the age of the Holy Spirit.” So says one prominent church growth expert. He is not alone in this optimistic assessment. Many leaders would agree that there is more interest in the Holy Spirit today than at any other time […]

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