The Father’s Discipline

  Reading the Word Proverbs 3:11–12 (ESV) 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, 12 for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. Understanding and Applying the Word The Book of Proverbs is about growing in wisdom. One of the primary ways we do that is through failure and discipline. We have the choice to learn from such correction or become hardened and unteachable. In today’s reading, we see that the Lord is compared to a father who disciplines his children. As the … Continue reading The Father’s Discipline

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Lady Wisdom Calls Out

Reading the Word Proverbs 1:20–23 (ESV) 20  Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; 21  at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22  “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? 23  If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you. Understanding and Applying the Word Wisdom is personified as a woman who calls … Continue reading Lady Wisdom Calls Out

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Learning from Your Parents

  Reading the Word Proverbs 1:8–9 (ESV) 8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. Understanding and Applying the Word Yesterday, I posted the opening words to the Book of Proverbs. As I considered those words, I thought, “Why not spend some time in the Book of Proverbs and examine some f the things we learn there?” So, that is what I plan to do for the next several days. Let me know if you have any favorites that you … Continue reading Learning from Your Parents

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