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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 15. THE TURTLE ON THE FENCE POST

    15. The Turtle on the Fence post   Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the king’s successor do than what has already been done? Ecclesiastes 2:12   I’m sure Solomon felt pressure from both sides on the issue of kingly succession. On the one hand […]

    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 26. A TIME FOR WAR

    26. A Time for War   A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a […]

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

    PRIDE   The First Deadly Sin   Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18   There are several difficulties in talking about pride, one of the most obvious being that it is hard to de­fine but easy to spot. We all know a prideful person when we see one. But […]

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

    WAITING   Give God Time to Work   Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. Proverbs 20:22   One commentator notes that this verse is the answer to selfish haste. Often when we are mistreated we rush to get even with our tormentors, […]

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

    HEART   Where Life Makes Up Its Mind   Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23   The term heart in the Bible generally refers to the in­nermost part of life. It is the decision-making center, the source of motives, the seat of the passions, and the […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 9

    Chapter 9 What is spiritual warfare?   Can the devil come to church?” The young man who asked me that question was both sincere and intense. He had heard a television preacher say that the devil comes to church all the time. How do you answer a quesdon like that? As I thought about it […]

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