Wisdom

Help for money-troubled hearts

We all probably feel a little bit like the one in Proverbs bewailing his lack of interest in lady wisdom and now feeling the pinch. From boring financial experts to sensational money-personalities we might have been adverse to sitting down and working out a sensible financial plan. Unless your parents taught you the Biblical wisdom […]

Seek understanding

In disagreements, the difference between a smooth flowing conversation and a fight, often comes down to how each of the participants subconsciously move between “knowledge” and “understanding”. A wise man will always place understanding before knowledge, viewing understanding as the key to knowledge. He is not only concerned about what he already knows and understands, […]

A better wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“I think” VS “God said”

Too much of spiritual discussion between Christians fall into the “I think” category instead of the “God said” category. Because we are weak in specific Bible knowledge and strong in our opinion, we often say things to other Christians that could be much improved on. There is a subtle satisfaction that comes from staying on […]

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