decision making

A better parent for your children

It is at least stereotypically true that those without children think they would be better parents for your children, but once they have children of their own their realise that they too need better parents for their children. The book of Proverbs is that better parent. Whether you are a single parent raising your children […]

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 […]

The insight of self-awareness

Two verses in Proverbs affirm the kind of self-awareness that characterise the wise. You might not find the somewhat psychologised term “self-awareness” in the topic index at the back of your Bible, but the more active description of self-awareness is that of “give thought to” your deeds and lifestyle. The first verse is Proverbs 14:15 […]

“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 naïvety, the wicked in contrast to the righteous, and, not to be left out, is the man who is […]

Ethical systems for the very grey areas

Christianity offers the only comprehensive worldview for all matters of life. The reason Christians respond differently to conflicting ethical decisions and situations is because we have a Christian view of the world. This contradicts many of the other worldviews that others have adopted and accounts for why we respond so differently in ethical conundrums. Here […]

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