Proverbs 13: More proverbs.

July 16, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 13 Background: Proverbs 11-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Proverbs: Chapter 13 continues in like fashion of the previous few chapters, laying out wisdom in proverbs of couplets. Here we find some themes that are beginning to reoccur throughout the proverbs. These themes include listening to a father’s wisdom,…

Proverbs 10: Character comparisons.

July 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 10. Background: Proverbs 8-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 Wisdom versus¬†folly: Chapter 10 begins a collection of various proverbs that are typically short in nature (2-6 lines) but great in implication and teaching. This chapter seems to focus on three groups, each the antagonist of the other, showing the…

Proverbs 5-6: Adultery and practical wisdom.

June 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 5-6. Background: Proverbs 4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 Warning against adultery: It is very interesting that one of Solomon’s main concerns, at least at the beginning of this book, is to warn his sons against adultery. Perhaps he had learned from his father, as it was an affair…

The Christian Virtues, Part 8: Love.

October 12, 2014. We have come to the end of our journey through the Christian virtues as we discuss the fins virtue mentioned by Peter which is one of extreme importance in the Christian ideology. It is perhaps the foremost virtue, the foremost teaching and the core of Christianity itself. No pressure, right? I hope…

The Christian Virtues, Part 1: Faith and Diligence.

October 5, 2014. Over the past few months something has been on my mind that has troubled me. We are called to live a holy life, consecrated for the Lord, yet this calling seems to be virtually impossible. We can beg and plead with God to lead us out of temptation, but then we turn…

Discipline.

April 26, 2014. The Christian walk is hard. I don’t think we should sugar coat it. The truth of the matter is, the flesh makes constant war against the spirit. This war can be taxing and may even seem hopeless at times. I think we have all been at the place where it felt like…