God is wonderful in counsel

We know that God is the “Wonderful Counsellor” (Is 9:6), but we often take that to be a mere spiritual comfort rather than a practical call to listen and follow His instruction. Perhaps the most beautiful description of God’s wisdom and counsel is this: This also comes from the LORD of hosts;he is wonderful in […]

I need a good friend and you need me to be a good friend

We are simply too selfish (Pro 18:1), too limited in understanding (Pro 18:2), and too foolish (Pro 12:15) to think we can go through life without some serious input from some good friends. The first obvious benefit of having some good friends is spiritual growth. Just like your physical body doesn’t grow when some of […]

“I’ll figure it out for myself”

In the book of Proverbs there are many stereotypical characters with colourful introductions. There is the sluggard with his comically pathetic excuses, the fool named accordingly, the mocker with his loud mouth, the simpleton thriving on na├»vety, the wicked in contrast to the righteous, and, not to be left out, is the man who is […]

When believers can’t sleep they …

“I can fall asleep at night”, “I can’t go back to sleep when awakened during the night”, “My mind just won’t switch off” and many similar complaints give evidence of some form of sleeplessness. The cause might range from a physical health concern to a mental/emotional/spiritual condition that needs to be addressed. That is why […]

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