As we continue to read and teach through the book of James, I am constantly challenged to take a look at my life and step up and learn from the convicting messages James was trying to teach us. Remember, this was written more than 2,000 years ago, but is still relevant today. James was the brother of Jesus. I believe (more…)
Job, Psalms, and Proverbs all contain the scripture: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Fear means reverence, and honor. Wisdom starts with respecting the character of God, resulting in our obedience. This simple equation gives a glimpse into infinite wisdom.
“Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.” (Deuteronomy 8:6, NKJV)
RECOGNIZING GOD IS ALL-KNOWING
God has and will always (more…)
by Christy Pearce
Okay, I admit it. I am a stubborn one.
When I set my mind on something, you better believe that’s what I am doing, and it is almost impossible to de-rail me. For instance, the time I decided I WOULD have wicker furniture. Or else.
In our days before kids, we had an extra bedroom in our home that I used to store all my crafting gear, scrapbooking stuff and sewing machine, but there was never anywhere to sit. This was my little haven and I wanted purchase something inexpensive (and cute) to solve my seating problem.
I found a five-piece wicker furniture set at a local department store for a hundred bucks. It was a little more than I hoped to spend, but when considering it was new, matching and cute-well . . .in my mind it was “SOLD!”
Benefits of Wisdom , Cont’d from Part 1
Do you have a situation you need God’s wisdom? Ask God to give you wisdom and discernment. Read on and find out how.
I shared 2 benefits in my previous post “More Precious Than Rubies”. Here are 5 more.
3. God Guards You
What path are you walking?
Where is your life going?
God guards the paths you walk down. He keeps you from harm by watching over you. He defends you, as a guard would defend someone they are guarding.
“He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.” (Proverbs 2:8 NLT)
Do you need direction or guidance to help make a decision?
When you seek God’s wisdom it leads you to a life of righteousness. You are able to discern the difference between right and wrong. You are able to understand (more…)
Do you own any rubies? Do you have a ruby ring, or necklace? I don’t own any ruby stones but they are beautiful and are the vibrant color of red. It is the birthstone for July. I didn’t know much about rubies until I read a scripture again and thought I would see what I could find out about this precious stone.
“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Proverbs 3:15 NIV)
Precious Rubies of the Bible
Why are rubies so important and how are they so valuable? (more…)