Did You Know, Really?

“Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.”  Proverbs 24:12 NLT “I didn’t know” is an acceptable and accurate response in some matters, like dress code or an event […]

Those in Need of Rescue

“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.” Proverbs 24:11 NLT Rescue and save, instructions to help those in need.  Instructions not just for lifeguards and defense attorneys; but for all of us.  This scripture is a reminder to be both observant and to take action.  James warns […]

Faith when Pressure Comes

“If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.” Proverbs 24:10 NLT I saw a picture with a word bubble last week. It was a picture of one of the many knock downs by the boxer Muhammad Ali. The victim was lying on the canvas with the word bubble “does anyone have any good boxing […]

Strength or Wisdom

“The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.” Proverbs 24:5 NLT If wisdom and knowledge is better than strength, where might the enemy tempt us? The enemy of our souls would have us to focus on the physical instead of the spiritual. The temptation has been around for a long […]

Home Value

“A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.” Proverbs 24:3‭-‬4 NLT Home value is one of those newsworthy items. If you are buying, selling, renting, looking or staying the value of the home has an impact on many […]

Get Smart

“Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. You will see hallucinations, and you will say crazy things.” Proverbs 23:31‭-‬33 NLT I remember watching the re-runs of Get […]

Things to Buy This Week

“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.” Proverbs 23:23 ESV What would you buy and never sell?  Obviously, things that are of value and things that could not be replaced. You should buy four things this week, and no store carries them. You need all four, or you are not prepared for […]

Traps in Disguise

“My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course. Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 23:19‭-‬21 NLT An effective trap is seldom obvious. There is usually appealing bate of some kind that […]

The Real Reel

“Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.” Proverbs 23:17‭-‬18 NLT The real reel. Not intended to be a play on words, but to bring to light a biblical truth. Life is real, and what you do and pursue matters. Social media […]

Track it!

“Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.” Proverbs 23:12 NLT Commit yourself to instruction. Wise words. What does commit look like to you? Surveys say that by this time of the year, most New Year’s resolutions are abandoned. The best of intentions get neglected and change does not occur. I want to suggest to […]