“Deliver us from evil” is part of the Lord’s Prayer. It’s something Jesus told us we should pray for regularly, so it’s obviously God’s will for us. Yet it’s astounding how many Christians think it is some kind of spiritual exercise in becoming a “living sacrifice” to daily expose oneself to evil—as long as the […]
If you do THIS, you will get THAT. Let’s look at Proverbs chapter two.
Have you ever felt like God’s wisdom is some kind of elusive thing only meant for certain people—but not you? Today we’ll continue looking at Proverbs chapter one where that idea is soundly debunked. Wisdom? It’s necessary for a life well lived, and it’s all yours for the taking.
Don’t you just love poetic justice? Poetic justice in literature is when an evil character gets his comeuppance by some ironic twist of fate. In Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, we see this in the character of Mr. Bumble, the man in charge of the orphanage where Oliver lived. He beat and tortured the orphans unjustly, […]
The Proverbs are not blanket statements that govern every single circumstance. They are principles to live by – sometimes trumped by higher principles.
I have heard that reading books is the difference between a successful life and one that isn’t. I don’t think it’s the reading that makes a person successful. It’s the learning and growing and expanding of one’s horizons. The acquiring of information and learned experiences through the eyes of others helps us grow in wisdom. […]
Practical Theology for Women
January 9, 2016
Has this ever happened to you? Where you have a day when several out-of-the-ordinary things happen, and if you were a Greek or Roman in Greek and Roman times, you’d think the gods were playing with you?
I used to pray my kids would grow up to do great things for God. I grew up and didn’t do anything great for God, but maybe my role was to be the MOTHER of people who did great things for God. So I prayed for that. What my kids do for God isn’t what burns in my belly anymore.