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Taming the Tongue

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   April 27,2017   |   New Testament, James   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

 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.

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The Wisdom of Worshiping According To The Word.

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.
 

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The Way of Wisdom in the Church

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.

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Wisdom and the Word

In this President's Chapel, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey exhorts from Deuteronomy 4:1-10.

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The Steadfastness of Job

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   November 10,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

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.

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The Wisdom Gateway to the Psalter

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   October 20,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

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. 
 

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Sufficiency and Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   October 6,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

How much is enough?  In this prayer, we are reminded that we should not be seeking abundance or lack, but sufficiency.  Sufficiency prevents us from being prideful or greedy, but allows us to find satisfaction in God alone. 

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Fleeing Seduction, Finding Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   September 29,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

The father seeks to fortify his son against the power of seduction by vividly portraying the consequences of sexual sins, especially adultery, and the joys of proper sexuality with one's wife.

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The Nature of Biblical Wisdom

Resident Faculty, Michael S. Horton   |   September 22,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Horton discusses the nature of biblical wisdom from Proverbs 1:1-10.

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Our Divine Vocation

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   September 15,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Wisdom literature gives us a window into the sufferings of Christ, which help us to understand our own trials as our divine vocation.

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Godly Living

Resident Faculty, S. M. Baugh   |   September 8,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Baugh discusses the skill of godly living from the Psalms and Proverbs.

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Wisdom in Ecclesiastes

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   February 9,2015   |   Old Testament, Ecclesiastes   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks with Dr. J.V. Fesko about Wisdom in Ecclesiastes.

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Wisdom in Dialogue

Dr. Bryan Estelle explains how life here on this earth is to stay gray, and that is what we find when we bring the wisdom books of the Bible into dialogue. 

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Wisdom and the Christian Life

Dr. David VanDrunen explains how to understand God's law as a holistic moral order and as a comprehensive call to obey God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

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