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Resources from February 2023

Resources from February 2023

Resources, Industry, Community

Proverbs 6:1-19 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,    if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,2 you have been trapped by what you said,    ensnared by the words of your mouth.3 So do this, my son, to free yourself,    since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands:Go—to the point of exhaustion—    and give your neighbor no rest!4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,    no slumber to your eyelids.5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,    like a bird from the snare of…

WHICH TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE SHOULD I USE?

The Bible is made up of 66 different individual books written by various authors. Some of those books were originally written in Hebrew, some in Greek, and some portions of Scripture are in the Aramaic language. When we pick up an English Bible today, we are relying on translators who have learned the original languages and labored to make the Scriptures accessible to the modern reader. Here are some things to consider when choosing a translation. First, what philosophy of…

The Folly of Adultery, the Wisdom of Marriage, & the Gift of Sex

Proverbs 5:1-23 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom,    turn your ear to my words of insight,2 that you may maintain discretion    and your lips may preserve knowledge.3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,    and her speech is smoother than oil;4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,    sharp as a double-edged sword.5 Her feet go down to death;    her steps lead straight to the grave.6 She gives no thought to the way of life;    her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it. 7 Now then,…

Wisdom in the Heart

Proverbs 4:1-27 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;    pay attention and gain understanding.2 I give you sound learning,    so do not forsake my teaching.3 For I too was a son to my father,    still tender, and cherished by my mother.4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;    keep my commands, and you will live.5 Get wisdom, get understanding;    do not forget my words or turn away from them.6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;    love her, and she will…

Wisdom in the World, Wisdom for the World

Proverbs 3:13-35 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,    those who gain understanding,14 for she is more profitable than silver    and yields better returns than gold.15 She is more precious than rubies;    nothing you desire can compare with her.16 Long life is in her right hand;    in her left hand are riches and honor.17 Her ways are pleasant ways,    and all her paths are peace.18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;    those who hold her fast will be blessed. 19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,    by understanding…