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?
Have you ever committed to something only realize sometime afterwards that your commitment was a serious mistake? If so, then Proverbs 6:1-5 will be the advice you need, and serve as counsel to help guard you from foolish over-commitment in the future. My, son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you … Continue reading How to Avoid Over-Commitment