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A Whole New Position on Sex, Pt. 3

It says to “rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Sounds good, right? Well, it is…but let’s put it in context: you don’t rejoice in somebody if you think you’re clearly better than them. 3,000 years ago gender equality wasn’t even on the radar. This was a pretty revolutionary thought. There was a lot of […]

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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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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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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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