Tag Archives: discipline

A whole new position on sex pt. 1

Proverbs holds a view of romance, marriage, and sex that was counter-cultural back then, and it’s counter-cultural now. In Proverbs, the highest possible value is placed on faithfulness and friendship in marriage. I’m not entirely sure those are the leading ideas in culture at large today. The danger of sexual temptation Keep in mind that […]

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When self-confidence goes too far

Proverbs 29:1 “Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, whoever listens to reproof gains intelligence. He who is often reproved yet stiffens his neck will suddenly be broken beyond healing.” Evasive Defiance While the simple fool is crushed by criticism, the stubborn fool ignores it, denies it, and dismisses it. All the while, the stubborn fool becomes […]

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Responding to Criticism

The consequences of ignoring criticism One of the most reliable tests of whether or not you’re maturing and growing in wisdom in Christ, is how you respond to criticism. Proverbs uses some really, really strong language to make that point: 10:17, “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads […]

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When morals won’t do you any good

So we’ve defined what wisdom is, but just how important is it? Wisdom vs. Morals Wisdom surpasses morality: The wise thing is always moral… but moral acceptability doesn’t always constitute wisdom! There are a lot of things in life that aren’t in any way sinful or wicked. They’re just stupid. Like Nascar (easy now, I’m just kidding!). It’s common […]

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