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Biblical Wisdom

December 1, 2017

The wicked flee when no one pursues...

Really? The wicked flee, and righteous people are bold as lions? Many Psalms lament the success of the wicked. Bullies often rule school playgrounds. Bad guys win their share of wars. So how is this proverb true?

Biblical Wisdom Faith

November 1, 2017

Do not boast about tomorrow...

Despite constant future-telling failure, people still want to know the future. The less sober read their daily horoscope or go to fortunetellers. The college educated trust climate scientists and writers of books like Professor Ehrlich’s 1968 book "The Population Bomb." What is the Lord’s advice about such prophets? Ignore them.

Program Spotlight Higher Education Biblical Wisdom

October 23, 2017

5 Ways to Impact Future Generations with Your Christian Faith and Higher Education Degree

As Christians, we are called to serve and be fishers of men. Education is a field that directly impacts future generations and created an opportunity to instill the gospel into the future leaders of the world.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith

October 17, 2017

Celebrating a Biblically Based Conflict Resolution Day

Inevitably we all will face conflict in our lives. While it has historically is viewed in a negative light, we see it a tool to not only grow our faith but cultivate fruitful relationships as well.

Biblical Wisdom

October 2, 2017

Honor is not fitting in a fool

Proverbs 26:1 – “As snow in summer and rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting in a fool.” The honored fool in this proverb is an unshakably self-confident person who cannot be taught and rejects good advice.

Biblical Wisdom

September 1, 2017

Do not be envious of evil men...

Proverbs 24:1-2 – “Do not be envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them. For their heart devises violence, and their lips speak of troublemaking.” Why want to be around evil men? Power! Do not be envious of such men, let alone join them.

Biblical Wisdom

August 21, 2017

Biblical Worldview: How Do You Interact with Millennials Who Lack One?

As Christians, a solid foundation in our biblical viewpoint is important now more than ever. How we communicate our stance will help foster a mutual respect despite encountering those who have a different world view.

Biblical Wisdom

August 2, 2017

When you sit down to eat with a ruler...

This warning tells the “son” for whom Proverbs is meant to watch out when a ruler invites him to dinner. No matter how good the food, he should curb his appetite. The food is deceptive.

Biblical Wisdom

July 5, 2017

A good name is to be chosen...

Both riches (silver and gold) and an honorable reputation (loving favor, i.e., respect) are good. But if one has to choose between them, Solomon says, “Choose a good name.”

Biblical Wisdom

June 1, 2017

The King’s Heart...

God’s people, even with bad rulers, should never despair, but rather pray. A king’s calling is onerous, and the temptation to pride and abuse is huge. So God tells His people, wherever they live, to pray for their rulers.

Biblical Wisdom

May 1, 2017

Wine is a mocker...

This proverb depicts wine and strong drink as actors in their own right. Wine mocks; it starts fights; and it makes people foolish.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

March 9, 2017

6 Books To Add To Your List For Reading Awareness Month

During Reading Awareness Month, we challenge you to embark on a book-based adventure. Not sure what to read? Give one or more of these books of faith a try.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

March 1, 2017

Proverbs 19:1 – Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity...

People err when they think wealth is the measure of a man. The question, “How much is he worth (meaning money)?” is way off the mark. A far better measure of a man is integrity: “better is the poor man who walks in his integrity.”

Biblical Wisdom College Admissions

February 1, 2017

A Man Who Isolates Himself...

The loner is someone who purposely holds himself aloof. Everyone else is unworthy! “People are fools.” Every proud loner needs to come to his senses, seek human companionship, and learn to listen to advice.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

January 19, 2017

Why Reflection is the Cornerstone of Spiritual Growth

Reflection is more than just skimming a morning devotional while you grab breakfast or scanning your Bible before bed. It requires deliberate and thoughtful pondering of the materials that quicken and inspire you, using a method and frequency that motivates you to be your best self.

Biblical Wisdom

January 3, 2017

Better Is a Dry Morsel with Quiet...

Imagine a rich farmer whose fields produce such abundant crops that he must build bigger barns, congratulating himself on his comfortable retirement. Imagine he ends up owning the whole world! Then he suddenly dies. How will things turn out when he faces God in judgment?

Biblical Wisdom Higher Education

December 14, 2016

God Is Bigger Than Your Final Exams

Around this time of the year, most students have one specific hardship on their minds: final exams. We’ve been taking them for years now, but they don’t seem to be getting any easier and stress us out more every year. We can almost feel our bodies start to quake upon simply hearing the word “finals.”

Biblical Wisdom

December 1, 2016

The Preparations of the Heart Belong to Man...

To make plans, God gave us eyes, ears, and minds, and He wants us to use them. One variety of planning involves thinking ahead how to say something well, the “preparations of the heart” in the proverb. By “heart,” the Bible usually means our thoughts. God made us able to think in words, like God Himself.

Biblical Wisdom

November 1, 2016

A Soft Word Turns Away Wrath...

Wrath comes everyone’s way. To turn it away, answer softly. To make it angrier, answer harshly. It’s simple. The trouble is we answer before thinking, with reflexive irritation, or a habit of defending our honor, or desiring to justify ourselves, or determined to dominate.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 30, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 4): The Second Adam

Who is Jesus? How does He fulfill the Old Testament? He is the Messiah, the Son of David. He is the Lamb of God, who fulfills Israel’s worship by sacrifice. He is the Seed of Abraham in whom all nations of the earth are blessed. He is the Second Adam from whom the human race takes a new beginning.

Biblical Wisdom

October 24, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 3): Both King and Lamb

Here is an irony of history. Jesus is both David’s heir and the fulfillment of sacrificial worship. In Jesus’ day His disciples were eager to call Him King. They had to be forced to see in Him the sacrifice for their sins. Today, it is sometimes the opposite. Christians are happy to have Christ be their priest and sacrifice. But they sometimes resist obeying Him as King.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 17, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 2): More than Just Another David

By being the Son of David and God’s chosen Messiah to suffer for His people, rise to life, and ascend to heaven to rule, Jesus fulfills God’s Covenant with David beyond Israel’s wildest dreams. Let’s look more closely now at how Jesus fulfills God’s Covenant made through Moses.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 10, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 1)

Wouldn’t you love to hear a tape of Jesus’ talk showing how He fulfilled the Old Testament? I would. But we don’t need such a tape. We have the New Testament! The New Testament is Jesus’ interpretation of the Old Testament. In sum, His interpretation is this: “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me.” (John 5:39)

Biblical Wisdom

October 3, 2016

The Wise Woman Builds Her House...

Whether it be family, or church, or workplace, or country, people (not just women) can build or pull down. Tearing down a house with one’s own hands requires hard, often angry work, but it is easy to get started: just do what comes naturally, that is, put your own whims and desires first, and when they are thwarted, destroy!

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 1, 2016

Today Is A Gift

Today is a gift from God. Every moment should be lived with a focus of glorifying God immediately…in the present. We need to take a step back and refocus our eyes on today. We need to appreciate the day for its individual beauty and gifts.

Biblical Wisdom

September 26, 2016

A Wise Son Heeds His Father's Instructions...

What sort of people should children aspire to be, and what ideal should parents hold before them? The Book of Proverbs praises adjectives like “obedient,” “respectful,” and “humble,” rather than today’s popular aspirations of “creative” and “independent.”

Biblical Wisdom

September 14, 2016

What Is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel? That’s an easy question for Christians. No doubt you can answer it. But don’t just think “Good News!” That’s only the etymology of “euangellion.” The question is, what news is Good News? Let’s see what the Bible teaches.