In a world infected by human sin and its toxic byproducts, accomplishing physical, intellectual, and relational goals requires hard labor.Continue
Our words are a window into our hearts and what occupies and preoccupies our minds and feelings. Wise words are honest, few, calm, and apt.Continue
Wisdom reminds us that when we approach God in prayer and worship that our words should be few; since, our foolish tendency is to multiply words instead of trusting in the perfect and sufficient words of Christ.Continue
God in the book of Proverbs instructs us on how to interact with fools, those who have embraced ways of living that lead to misery and hardship. But God also calls us to examine ourselves, to evaluate the ways we act, and to turn to him as our only hope in this world.Continue
The wisdom literature of the Bible exists primarily in the Hebrew Scriptures but the New Testament capitalizes on the wisdom literature and in Colossians 2:23 and 3:16 the Apostle Paul applies basic themes and structure from the wisdom literature to the Christian doctrine and practice of worship.
To be happy in this life it's not enough to just do the standard things; we nust consider the work of God.Continue
Examining Matthew 7 in the light of its immediate context, we find that Jesus is contrasting the faithful teaching he brings with the false shepherds of Israel.Continue
In this passage, Paul would have us realize that even truth, that is true knowledge, becomes folly if it is employed to accopmplish an end for which it is not adapted.Continue
As Christians, Jesus has given us everything we need for life and godliness.Continue
Through this experiential saying on hope and the heart, we gain understanding into our nature as humans, helping us to live rightly as God's redeemed people in this world.Continue
In this President's Chapel, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey exhorts from Deuteronomy 4:1-10.Continue
The Preacher of Ecclesiastes cautions us not to be overly optimistic about wisdom and its power. Even though wisdom works well, time and chance can spoil the benefits of wisdom and a little bit of folly can destroy wisdom’s power.Continue
This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.Continue
Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life.