31 Days of Wisdom – Day Eight

This is part eight in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of this study is to learn what God has to say in this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday I learned that wisdom is to complement, not contradict, God’s laws to form a pure, godly life. I am to guard my heart against sin, realizing that once my heart has turned, my mind and body will follow. Proverbs 8 is an incredible poem that personifies …

The Passion Pays Off

The Passion of the Christ took in over $50 million this weekend to move past the $200 million mark in just 12 days. What was once thought to be a $30 million risk has turned into a bona fide blockbuster. But the box office is not the only place where money is rolling in. The State features an article about Passion-related merchandising. Bob Siemon Designs, which created the nail pendant and Passion crucifix, has employees working extra shifts to try …

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31 Days of Wisdom – Day Seven

This is part seven in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn wisdom and discernment from God through this book. Yesterday I learned that I am never to give up control of my life by assuming the financial security of a friend and saw how God can teach me through anything in His creation, even the tiniest of creatures. I also learned that God hates discord and malice and will not …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Six

This is part six in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn what God would teach me through this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s topic was the perils of adultery and the wisdom of living a sexually pure life. I learned that everyone faces the lure of sexual temptation, both the wise and foolish. I learned that I am to fight this temptation by making my wife my delight and …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Five

This is part five in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn what God would teach me through this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday I learned the importance of imparting wisdom to my children and ensuring that wisdom is passed from generation to generation. I also learned that wisdom and foolishness are constantly battling to form who I am and how I express myself through words and actions. Today’s chapter …

The Devil’s Child (A Passion Topic)

Many people have emailed me or posted comments on this site wondering about the significance of the disfigured baby Satan is holding during the scourging of Jesus. Christianity Today puts the controversy to rest in this article. “Please explain the symbolism in the scene showing Satan holding a bald baby. Thank you.” That’s just one of dozens of e-mails we’ve received in the last few days, asking about a surreal scene in The Passion of The Christ where Satan is …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Four

This is part four in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of the study is to learn wisdom and discernment from this book. Yesterday’s passage spoke about the blessings of wisdom. We saw how God blesses those who diligently seek for wisdom and how nothing in the entire world compares with the value of wisdom. The fourth chapter of Proverbs is divided into three sections, each of which is given as an instruction from a father …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Three

This is part three in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of this study is to learn what God has to say in this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s passage taught wisdom is both a choice and a blessing. We have to make a choice to seek wisdom and if we are diligent in doing so, God will bless us with it. There is both a human and a divine element to wisdom. When I …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Two

This is part two in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs – a study in which I hope to learn what God would have me know about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s passage taught that the beginning of true wisdom is knowledge of God and showed how wisdom can affect my life. It then personified wisdom as a woman crying out in the streets for the simple to heed her call and become wise. The second chapter of Proverbs …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day One

This is the first part of a Thirty One day study in the book of Proverbs that I am entitling 31 Days of Wisdom. The more I read, the more I write, the more I learn, the more I realize my own shortcomings and find myself calling out to God for wisdom and discernment; wisdom to know right from wrong and discernment to know how to act on that knowledge. As I pondered these things I was continually drawn to …