Wisdom From Above

"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17, ESV). On Monday we looked at how the need for immediate gratification, and the fear of missing out, are character traits of fools. If we aren’t careful we can easily... Continue Reading →

Walk Worthy. Bear Fruit.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and... Continue Reading →

The Secret Heart

“Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart” (Psalms 51:6, ESV). I’ve always heard that integrity is being the same person on the outside that one is on the inside. The problem that I have with that definition, however, is that one can be a... Continue Reading →

Wisdom is Such

“My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 24:13-14, ESV). Little kids know what they like, and what... Continue Reading →

Eyes of a Fool

”The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth” (Proverbs 17:24, ESV). The world promises…well…the world! We are told that if we are fast enough, strong enough, smart enough, we can have anything we want. And if we aren’t fast enough, strong enough or... Continue Reading →

Break Up!

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you” (Hosea 10:12 ESV). On Monday we were introduced to the world’s first garden. Planted by God, this garden was perfect. There are generally two types... Continue Reading →

Dirt

"And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth... Continue Reading →

Plow in Hope

“… the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop” (1 Corinthians 9:10, ESV). One of my keywords for this year, a mindful prompt that gives me focus through each day, is intentional. For me, that means doing everything for a reason. But more than that, it means... Continue Reading →

Paradise Lost

“And to Adam he said, ‘Because you have…eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, “You shall not eat of it,” cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat... Continue Reading →

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