Relationship Wisdom

“Who is wise and understanding among you?” James 3:13 James 3 discusses relationships and contrasts two ways of relating to others. These he describes as two types of “wisdom.” First, there is the wisdom from heaven. Second, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, there is earthly “wisdom.” The appropriation of heavenly wisdom will do wonders […]

Jumping to Conclusions

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…(James 1:19). The media circus around the “Covington Catholic Kids” and Nathan Phillips is like a car crash where you can’t avert your eyes. Everybody seems to be jumping to conclusions before all the facts […]

He is Here

“He is here: the One who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, the One who makes the dawn out of darkness and strides on the heights of the earth. Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name.“ (Amos 4:13, HCSB) The Lord spoke this to my heart on Monday […]

Decisions, Decisions

“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!“ (Proverbs 16:16, NIV) The Wisdom Literature of the Bible is filled with instruction like this one, encouraging us to make wise choices.  But as we all know, some choices are easier to make than others.  Every decision we make is a […]

The Fear of the Lord

“‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord.“ (Leviticus 19:14, NIV) We read this and think who would do such a thing, anyway?  But you and I both know there are rotten apples out there who would and do take […]

Get Wisdom!

“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7, NIV) That’s the Bible’s verdict on wisdom.  In fact, six different times in the Proverbs we’re told to get it…whatever the cost…and hold onto it for dear life. We Christians take this to heart, so we start our quest […]

The Mysterious Will of God

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9, NIV) I wouldn’t consider myself a gifted “intercessor”, but if I tell you I’ll pray for you, you […]