Messiah Loves You!


SoS 5-8 The Groom/King comes to seek His bride, but she has not prepared herself for him. (One author said perhaps she has a headache 😉 ) As we read this, we are reminded of the parable of the ten virgins. Five were wise and collected oil for when the groom would come for her, but […]

What are you searching for?


Eccl 10-12 Down through the ages, men have searched for many things; answers to health dilemmas or answers to why things happen, and searching for the meaning of life.  King Solomon was given wisdom beyond what you or I have, yet even he searched for the meaning of many things in life.  God gave him […]

Ponderings from the Wisest Man


Eccl 1-3 Solomon spent much of his time musing over many topics and came away thinking that all this striving is futile, fleeting, and incomprehensible (J.MacArthur). Yet Solomon kept going back to his drawing board with this phrase “I said in my heart; I searched in my heart; and I turned my heart.” That is […]

Two types of people


Proverbs 19-22 There are people with integrity and those who are the scorners/scoffers. Maybe like me, you too struggle with these people. They draw my ire, and I find them to be despicable. Now, sometimes as we read, we come across a pithy saying that tells us what God is really looking for in a […]

Wise or Foolish?


Prov 12 Proverbs are wise sayings explained through illustrations, but wisdom “has never appealed to proud intellectuals who consider themselves beyond the simplicity of God’s truth.” [Dr. Constable] Looking back at Proverbs 6, we are told to consider the ant and how she wisely prepares and works.   Aesop captured those principles in a fable about […]

A Teaching Moment


Prov 8-11 Choices have Consequences It is said that we make 35,000 choices each day! Choices are either that that will be recorded in heaven as wise or as foolish. Solomon uses his time to teach and model so that the child chooses wisely as they reach maturity. God will hold each of us responsible for carrying […]

Parenting 101


Prov 4-7 Parenting Responsibilities Once a parent, always a parent. It begins before birth and ends only when you, the parent, pass on into eternity. [If you are a grandparent reading this, know that the next generation will also recall your counsel as good or evil.] Just as when Solomon wrote these words long ago, […]

The Two Paths of Life


Proverbs 1-3 God’s path leads to wisdom if we fear/revere Him. Therefore, the foundational principle is that if we want to be wise, it must start not just with our head but our heart’s knowledge of who He is. He is holy, He is in heaven, and as the author of Eccl so succinctly says: […]