Category Archives: Proverbs

Eishet Chayil

I’m a little afraid. Proverbs 31 is a no-fly zone for the middle aged, white Christian man writing devotional thoughts. Women have long endured the ‘encouragement‘ of pastors who would seek to instruct women on how to live up to … Continue reading

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Fear of Man – Pleasing God

The things which please others will most often not be the things which please God. People pleasers are not God pleasers. Just like self-centred people are not God pleasers. Peer pressure is not unique to school children. So let’s look … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Turning to Self

By receiving what we need from God, we rely upon the Lord for our sustenance. We increase our dependence on and our surrender to the one who made us and knows us and loves us. There are times, however, when … Continue reading

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Pride Downfall

Our pride will be our downfall, yet a person of lowly spirit gains honour. God opposes the proud, yet he gives grace to the humble. We have heard this before, yet we need to figure out the humble spirit. Where … Continue reading

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God’s Vision, Our Joy

Today we learn to look to God for guidance and wisdom and teaching. If we do, we will have his vision and his joy! And the vision and divine guidance of God is the teaching of Christ and the Holy … Continue reading

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Finding Mercy

Find mercy. Today. Tell a trusted brother or sister, pray for one another, and find mercy. Be healed. Rejoice in forgiveness. Yup, we are talking about sin. And when we conceal it we don’t prosper. We don’t move ahead. So … Continue reading

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Reflections on Reflections

Head toward a new reflection today. Let’s consider how we can reflect the glory of the Lord as we become more like Jesus with ever-increasing glory. That’s our image. Made in the image of God and growing in the reflection … Continue reading

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