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Living Wisely #8 — Praised for Wisely Ruling

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares The Eternal “When I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch. He will rule as king and act wisely, doing justice and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 23:5 So often, O Lord, I celebrate your mighty acts, but today your wisdom fills my soul. In the fullness of … Continue reading

Living Wisely #7 — Wisely Chosen

Go to the ant, O sluggard. Observe her ways and be wise. Notice that, having no chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in the summer, and gathers her provision in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8 We live wisely if, seeing what needs to be done to secure a good future for our community, we … Continue reading

Living Wisely #6 — Wisely Ordered

The wisdom which brings bitter jealousy and selfish ambition to your heart does not come from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where these exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. James … Continue reading

Living Wisely #5 — Wisely Done

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; but it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. Matthew … Continue reading

Living Wisely #4 — Wisely Speaking

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword. But the tongue of the wise brings healing. … A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. Proverbs 12:18; 15:4 As kids we heard that “sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never … Continue reading

Living Wisely #3 — Wisely Beneficial

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. Proverbs 17:2 Since Jesus tells us to be in the world but not of it, this promise is very helpful. Christians are not part of the world’s “family,” because we have been born again … Continue reading

Living Wisely #2 — Wisely Agile

I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; and if you run, you will not stumble. … He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 4:11-12; 28:26 … Continue reading

Living Wisely #1 — Enticing Wisdom

Wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. … Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; … Continue reading