Tags: Wisdom

Why Do We Sin?
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Why do we choose to sin when we know it is wrong? We look here at the basic motivation for sin--we feel like we are missing something.
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Evil Companions Corrupt Good Morals
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
As human beings, we enjoy having other people around us. Very often though, people find themselves spending time with bad company. In this article, we look at how evil companions corrupted Solomon and how Jesus associated with sinners.
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Knowing the Difference Between Good and Evil
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

When Adam and Eve were first created, they were not expected to know the difference between good and evil. It was only after they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they understood it. We are born into a world full of evil as well as good. We are not born with the understanding (Deuteronomy 1:39), but we all must learn to tell the difference between them.

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How to Make Decisions
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Something we must do every day, no matter how old we are, what our social position is, or where we live is make decisions. Some of these decisions are more important than others. Deciding what to eat for supper is usually not as important as deciding what job to take. But no matter how important the decision or what the decision is about, we should make it in the same way - with the same goal in mind.

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Maturity in Proverbs
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

I want to look at three proverbs that deal with the issue of maturity. They do not deal with the subject directly, but certainly they are speaking about some things that really require maturity.

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How to Read Poetry in the Bible
In the series: Bible Study
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Much of the Old Testament was written as poetry. This includes pieces of the historical books (songs that were sung), many books of prophecy, and the books that are generally known as books of Poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon). To understand what is being said, we must know something about poetry.

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The Wisdom of a Young Man
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
The book of Job teaches us a lot of wisdom and a lot about wisdom. Especially, it shows us our position before God. In the book, there is a debate between Job and his three friends. Job's friends were arguing that Job must have done something sinful and that was why God was punishing him. Job maintained that he had not sinned and that God was not treating him fairly. Then Elihu begins speaking.
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