We have introduced a Ghost Ship song before. But this particular song has recently been on repeat for me. I love the song’s allusions to Proverbs 30:7-9. Which is one of the only prayers in the entire book: “Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep deception and … More Music Monday: Poverty Nor Riches (Ghost Ship)
“My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion, 22 So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck. 23 Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you … More I Can’t Sleep: A Theology of Insomnia
In 2007, Bruce Waltke conducted a few lectures at Dallas Theological Theological Seminary called “The Fundamentals for Preaching the Proverbs.” Their YouTube channel uploaded these lectures on their account. During my Sunday school class on Proverbs, I found Waltke’s Proverbs commentary (Chaps 15-31) to be one of the better exegetical commentaries on the book. Though I may not … More Proverbs Lectures by Bruce Waltke
My recent journey through Proverbs has stirred me to post a few topical sections from this book. (And it just so happens that our VBS this year is also on Proverbs). This first one has to do with the tongue. Controlling my tongue has been a great struggle in my life. Many relationships have been … More Watch Your Mouth!
*Summarized Sermon Notes Proposition: Why do we need the wisdom of Proverbs? Wisdom Changes Our Lives (vv. 2-3) It Changes Our Mind (v. 2) It Changes Our Behavior (v. 3) Wisdom Benefits Everyone (vv. 4-5) It Benefits the Naïve (v. 4) It Benefits the Wise (v. 5) Wisdom Establishes Our Discernment (v. 6) Wisdom Is … More Wise Guys: The Importance of Biblical Wisdom