The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7 Positive emotions and rich images flourish when the righteous are mentioned. Joseph. Abraham. King David. John the Apostle. Martin Luther. D.L. Moody. Billy Graham. Negative images … Continue reading How Others Feel When My Name is Mentioned
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer. Proverbs 15:28 Someone who is shy is very hard to get to know. It takes a long time for them to feel safe in a relationship. They move slowly toward others and intimacy is not quickly … Continue reading Is Pondering Self-serving?
I SHOULD SECOND-GUESS MYSELF There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12 A twenty-four hour day is filled with dozens of decisions; some minor, some major. Most decisions won't appear to present … Continue reading I Should Second-Guess Myself
WHEN ANGER EXPLODES A quick tempered man acts foolishly. Proverbs 14:17 Take a glass that is mostly full of water, add a little more, and it will spill over. Take a man or woman who is already full of rage, add one small … Continue reading Why Anger Explodes
AM I LAZY AND WHAT IS THE COST? The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns. Proverbs 15:19 Life happens to the lazy man as opposed to being shaped by him. He will see challenges come but, because of his slothfulness, he … Continue reading Am I Lazy and What Is The Cost?
WHEN A FRIEND OF GOD SPEAKS Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 I’m not a stranger to pain. I've lived long enough to recognize the foreboding fronts on the horizon that often … Continue reading When a Friend of God Speaks
IT'S CALLED REDEMPTION The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22 Look at Solomon’s words. Do you believe this outrageous claim? Could it be true that when others deprive you of what is rightfully yours and hoard it … Continue reading It’s Called Redemption
HOW OTHERS FEEL IN MY SPACE Much wealth is in the house of the righteous. Proverbs 15:6 The wealth Solomon is referring to has nothing to do with net worth. He speaks of an abundance that can be felt in one's spirit. How … Continue reading How Others Feel In My Space
STUFFING PAINFUL MEMORIES Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, and the end of joy may be grief. Proverbs 14:13 That which weights down my heart like lead is usually difficult to acknowledge. Somewhere beneath my sanguine exterior, grief pokes at me … Continue reading Stuffing Painful Memories
PRE-REQUISITES OF GOOD TEACHING The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable. Proverbs 15:2 I still tremble with fear knowing that I have been called to be a teacher of the Word. In the beginning of my ministry, I was a recording artist and … Continue reading Pre-Requisites of Good Teaching