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The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs 6:20-35

We complete chapter 6 today by reading Proverbs 6:20-35 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light… Proverbs 6:23 Think about a lamp for a moment. Take a look at one in your home or on your desk. Turn it off. Let’s compare the symbolism in this proverb to the real thing. An unlit […]

The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs 5

Read the warning in Proverbs 5. (Click on the link to read today’s verses.) The Hebrew word translated “proverb” is also translated “message” (Nu 23:7, 18), “taunt” (Isa 14:4) and “parable” (Eze 17:2), so its meaning is considerably broader than the English term. Most proverbs are short, compact statements that express truths about human behavior. Often there is […]

The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs 4

Today, we read Proverbs 4. (Click on the link to read the verses.) My son, be attentive to my words;     incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight;     keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them,     and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all […]

Songs of Praise: Psalm 140-141

Read Psalm 140-141 today. (Click on the link to read the verses at BibleGateway.com.) Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;     preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart     and stir up wars continually.  They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s,     and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah  Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; […]

Songs of Praise: Psalm 118

We conclude the week reading Psalm 118. (Click on the link to read the verses.) Do you see Him? Jesus woven through the words of the Psalmist? Let me show you… connect the Old to the New. Gates of righteousness give us a glimpse of the Gate, the one who makes us righteous. Open to me […]

Songs of Praise: Psalm 109

Let’s cry out to God for help in the reading of Psalm 109. (Click on the link to read God’s Word.) At first glance I’m a little taken aback by the words of the psalmist. The requests he makes to God regarding his accuser seem over the top. Prayer counted as sin. A short life. Children […]

Songs of Praise: Psalm 108

Read today’s song of praise: Psalm 108 [Click the reference to read online or open up your Bible.] Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. Psalm 108:12-13 Our psalmist wakes the dawn with songs of […]

Songs of Praise: Psalm 107:23-43

Read the second half of yesterday’s song of praise: Psalm 107:23-43 [Open up your Bible or click the reference above to read online.] …they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. Psalm 107:24-25 He stirs up […]