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My fourth cousin, twice removed… in Christ

It was a typical morning at the coffee shop – but I’d forgotten my headphones. Productivity plummeted! I’m not good at tuning out my surroundings. I overheard a conversation… ok, you caught me, I was blatantly eavesdropping! A young man was counseling a younger man. They were talking about Jesus. I zeroed in because I […]

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An Unfinished Sentence

It’s Open-Ended The book of Proverbs is like an unfinished sentence. All the books in the Old Testament are incomplete…they could only point to Jesus who is the completion. The big gap in Proverbs is that it tells us where we are and where we should be, but it doesn’t really tell us how to […]

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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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3 Sure signs of real wisdom

OK, let’s continue learning how to fight back stupidity and ignore fool’s gold by pursuing the smokin’ hot lady that is wisdom. =================================================================== Proverbs 8:12 says “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.” I love this verse! There’s a great definition of wisdom found here! Wisdom says that she dwells with prudence, […]

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