Have you ever been in a position where you were absolutely convinced and totally certain that you were correct on a matter? You searched high and low, you studied, you did your research, you conducted your analysis, you gave heed to your observations and by all accounts there was corroborated evidence by fellow witnesses; yet, … Continue reading Do Not Refuse God’s Wisdom
At every stage of my life and in every circle of friends I've had in life, there has always been some level of peer pressure. But I'd like to point out that peer pressure in and of itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Peer pressure can be good. For instance, if a married man is … Continue reading When Peer Pressure Is A Problem
Fear is the beginning knowledge. Fear is the presupposition to gaining access to the things denoted in verses 1-6 (and the rest of the scriptures, for sure). So, if the fear of the Lord is the how, then I suspect you might be asking something like...how do I fear the Lord. What does it mean to actually fear God?
The one who rightly guards his mouth is intimately acquainted with the readiness of the sin in his heart and realizes, knowing in advance, that his words can be his undoing; that his words may harm others and pierce like a sword and could possibly even destroy his neighbor; that words have power to not only ruin the life of others, but even his own life...his own soul (as Henry puts it).
What do you want most in your life? Freedom from burdens? To get married and have a family? Career opportunities? More money? More time? More choices? More authority and responsibilities? More status? More this and more that?