Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV) 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth     and with the first-fruits of all your produce; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,     and your vats will be bursting with wine. Today, when we read these 2 simple verses we have a tendency to translate “wealth” to the “giving of money.”  While giving of the physical treasure of money is important to the Lord, we cannot ignore the fullness required of biblical (Godly) stewardship.  To do so completely misses the richness of not only these couple verses (and many others like them), but the richness of Gods love, provision, and bounty for our lives. Preceding this passage,Read More →

Proverbs 2:7-9 (ESV) 7  He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;     He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justice     and watching over the way of his saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice     and equity, every good path; Three ideas are made clear by this passage: Wisdom is given, as a gift, by the Lord to the upright (those in covenant with God). Through this wisdom, we gain the understanding of righteousness, justice, and equity. The purpose of this gift of wisdom is to protect the path of the saints (us) because we are carrying this understanding of righteousness,Read More →

For a little more than a month now, I have been reading the chapter of the Book of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (31 Proverbs in 31 days).  This new practice is in response to a burden the Lord has put on my heart for all his followers, disciples, and saints to spend more time with him in the Word.  In addition, I felt led to share my short study with all of you – to help you spend that additional time building a relationship with the Lord.  My method is simple: Every morning I read the proverb for that dayRead More →