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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 37. ALONE AT THE TOP

    Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless-a […]

    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 11. MONEY, SEX AND POWER

    11. Money, Sex and Power   I amassed silver and gold for myself and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired men and women singers, and a harem as well-the delights of the heart of man.   Ecclesiastes 2:8   Solomon had a harem, all right-seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. Historians tell […]

    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 – 10. THE MAN WHO HAD IT ALL

    10. The Man Who Had It All   I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were […]

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

    OVERINDULGENCE   Too Much of a Good Thing   If you find honey, eat just enough-too much of it, and you will vomit. Proverbs 25:16   Perhaps this doesn’t seem like a life-changing issue, and it might not be-until you begin to vomit. You don’t realize the problem until it has overwhelmed you. As Derek […]

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

    PEACEMAKING   The Mark of the Children of God   There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace. Proverbs 12:20   A few years ago pollster George Gallup surveyed Amer­icans on the top five questions they would most like to ask God. The list included […]

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

    SUBMISSION   How God Works Through Others   The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8   Submission is one of the more difficult lessons to learn, especially when we have more wisdom than the per­son to whom we must submit. It’s not that difficult to obey a […]

    Our Name is Our Mission

    Dr. Ray Pritchard gives the 2007 President’s Report on the work of Keep Believing Ministries. He explains the thinking behind the Keep Believing logo, reports on various ministry projects, and shares his dreams for the future.

    Samson and the Fine Art of Self-Control

    In December 2004 I received an email that changed my life. Right after the tsunami that devastated Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India, Ramesh Richard, a professor at Dallas Seminary, sent an email that contained a simple, one-sentence prayer. He called it a “dangerous” prayer. The moment I saw that prayer I knew that it […]

    How to Help a Caveman

    1 Kings 19

    We do live in strange times. Someone has called this the Age of Anxiety, and it seems appropriate enough. Not long ago I found this headline: “Most Think Country Headed in Wrong Direction.” Those words could be slightly altered to read like this: “Most Think Family Headed in Wrong Direction.” “Most Think Marriage Headed in […]

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