25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:25-27 (NIV) LOOKING In our western, 21st century culture … Continue reading Give Careful Thought
True wisdom comes from God
Proverbs 2:1-5 provide 6 ingredients on how to fear and know God, so it makes sense that Solomon would point us to the actual source of this wisdom...from the mouth of Lord himself. In light of this, there are several promises Solomon outlines in verses 7-11 the nature and course of God's wisdom.
6 Ingredients to Fear and Know God
The meaning of the phrase "fear of the Lord" (found in Proverbs 1:7) is unpacked for us Proverbs 2:1-5. In the blog, titled, I Need Wisdom, I provided John MacArthur's definition of what it means to fear the Lord. Pastor MacArthur provided an answer as it relates to a state of mind of an individual. … Continue reading 6 Ingredients to Fear and Know God
Do Not Refuse God’s Wisdom
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
I Need Wisdom!
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?