• The Fear of the Lord Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    In our casual culture we must take care that we always have a reverent fear of the Lord. While Jesus has made us His friends (John 15:15), we need to remember that His friendship is like none other, for He is worthy of our worship and praise. Meditating on the holiness and grace of God can help us maintain a reverent fear of Him, and we should take care in our speech how we speak of Him. As we reverence Him, He will give us wisdom. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1-7

    James 1:5-8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30-31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource

  • Faith and Reason Devotional

    Proverbs 1:7

    Biblical faith is not believing in something without reason, it is believing the Lord because Scripture gives us every reason for trusting in Him. Faith is not antithetical to reason, for true rationality upholds an allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. Take some time to consider how you would respond to the question: “Why are you a Christian?” Seek to be equipped to give reasons for the hope that is within you. View Resource

  • Heeding Godly Authorities Devotional

    Proverbs 1:8-9

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage, “Those are truly valuable, and shall be valued, who value themselves more by their virtue and piety than by their worldly wealth and dignity.” A life of wisdom gained by heeding the godly instruction of parents and others is a far greater adornment than the best jewels money can buy. Such a life evidences the presence of saving faith and will receive the Lord’s commendation, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” View Resource

  • The Enticement of Sinners Devotional

    Proverbs 1:10-19

    Proverbs 1:17 shows us that following after sin is foolish by comparing those who follow evildoers to fowlers trying to trap a bird. Ancient fowlers would sneak up behind birds on the ground and throw a net over them; they would never throw it while the birds were looking or flying, for the birds would see it and escape. Similarly, if we think we will catch a true prize by sinning, we are foolish. We might get some kind of temporary satisfaction, but lasting satisfaction will finally escape us. View Resource