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The book of Proverbs is packed with practical “timeless wisdom for today’s worries.” Today, our assignment is to see the credibility of the Word of God to speak to issues of our life. Proverbs illustrates in a specific way the impact of the Bible upon our lives.
One of the things I have found in my years of study and watchfully critiquing culture, the characteristics and traits of a man has been demonized and immasulinated. What this means is, man was created with certain characteristics and traits that set him apart from all other creation (Genesis 2) – essentially, man was godly. However, sin occurred which bent and flawed these characteristics and traits; however, they still exists within the makeup of man. What culture has done is taken these things that are flaws (secular culture would describe these as physical desires, lack of self control and animal-like desires) and elevated these as truth, which has normalized man as instinctively seek out selfish, self fulfilling desires (sex, money, power, etc.) For example, if you Google the “top 10 men magazines,” among money and fitness magazines, you will find at the top of the lists: Playboy, Maxim, FHM and Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Unfortunately, if we rely on the world and culture to define men, excuses are given for their flaws without any charge to be greater than just their “animal-like desires.” However, the very fact that you were born a male, God has called you be something greater. The following is a list I have contrived from numerous articles over the subject, journals, personal experiences and biblical truths.
Renowned author Jim Harrison says, "The answer is always in the entire story, not just a piece of it.” That is certainly true of the Book of Ecclesiastes. If every pursuit is ultimately unsatisfying, what is the solution to life? What is the point of it all? The final passage of the book teaches us that we can find freedom from vanity by fearing God and keeping his commands. On this side of the cross, we understand this only happens through the gospel.
In this baccalaureate address given to the Wall High School Class of 2012 on Saturday, May 19, Pastor Ron challenges the grads with the words of Moses and Joshua who urged Israel to choose Yahweh over other gods. As graduates are faced with a whole new range of choices they are encouraged to choose wisely by choosing life and choosing to serve God rather than themselves.
The words of a mother are powerful. They guide the hearts and lives of her children and speak to them long after mom is gone. A wise woman realizes the gravity of her words, not only with her children, but with the many others to whom she speaks. Proverbs 31:26 gives a powerful governing principle to guide the use of our words so that much good can be accomplished through them. Many other verses are alluded to in this message to help our women speak wisely.
A message to praise and encourage the mother to continue being faithful in training their children in faith and wisdom of the Lord. A SERMON DELIVERED AT THE HAENERTSBURG CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HAENERTSBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 13 May 2012 Ian F. Loughor-Clarke, Pastor email@example.com
Being wise is much than knowing stuff. Much, much more.