Tag: Bible

Wisdom’s Sacrifice

It all began at the beginning. Not very profound, you say?  Sometimes we have to see where something began to understand its significance.   Let’s go back to Genesis: “In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the Lord.  And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn…

Wealth and Wisdom

“King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the world in riches and wisdom.” 2 Chronicles 9:22 To understand Solomon, one of the greatest kings in Israel’s history, you have to go back to the beginning.  This young king follows in the footsteps of his father, King David, who went from tending sheep to leading a…

Words of Wisdom

“Strife”, “malicious talk”, “mocks”, “excessive speech”, “bribe”, “gossip”, “crude messenger”, “dispute”, “deceitful speech”… How much clearer can it be? Before you wipe your brow and say “Phew! At least I’m not on THAT list!”, I dare you to read the whole 17th Chapter of Proverbs. While it isn’t really a list, but a compilation of…

Wisdom’s Path

Pride says, “My way is better”; wisdom says, “God’s way is always best.” While humility has been misconstrued as weakness, pride is often seen as self-esteem or even superiority.  We boast in our accomplishments as if we have forgotten that our very next breath is not determined by how healthy we are or by genetics–it…

Why Wisdom?

Common Sense:  plain, ordinary good judgment [dictionary.com] “Why do they call it common sense when it’s really not all that common?” I laughed when I heard Pastor/husband say it, maybe because the best humor is often closely related to truth. 31 Days of Proverbs means thirty-one days, reading one chapter a day of the Book…

Wisdom’s Reflection

“I just want to be beautiful.” Not a surprising statement from a young girl just beginning to enter womanhood. My first response to her was, “a much better goal would be to be beautiful on the inside!”.  I loved having the opportunity to talk to her about what the Bible says regarding beauty; that she…