Controlling my temper!

"A quick-tempered person does foolish things, ..." Proverbs 14:17a I could write a book on all the stupid things I have done because I lost my temper. Growing up as the oldest of 6 boys, competition was a way of life. Competition requires … [Read more...]

How to Make the Right Decision

"Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the … [Read more...]

Wise people do not cheat to gain!

"Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors." - Proverbs 22:28 In Bible times the "property line" that separated land owned by different families was marked with a "Boundary Stone." At times, thieves & dishonest people … [Read more...]

Wise people avoid co-signing

"Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you." - Proverbs 22:26-27 While it is always wise to avoid personal debt when possible, it is … [Read more...]

Wise people have wise friends

"Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared." - Proverbs 22:24-25 A hot-tempered person, basically, refers to the person who thinks that strength … [Read more...]

Wise people do not take advantage of the less fortunate

"Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and exact life for life." - Proverbs 22:22-23 A wise person trusts God for their needs & not shady and cold-hearted … [Read more...]

Wise people are honest & speak the truth

"teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve? - Proverbs 22:21 One of the 7 things God says He hates in Proverbs 6:16-19 is a "lying tongue." A wise person is one who values the … [Read more...]

30 Sayings of the Wise – Intro

"Have not I written 30 sayings for you, sayings of counsel & knowledge," - Proverbs 22:20 Proverbs chapters 22-24 list for us 30 principles that describe what wise people do and do not do. Over the next several weeks we will examine each one … [Read more...]