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Spare the Rod?

If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve seen that things change from generation to generation. Things that were important and obvious to one generation are often not to the next. One of those big shifts is in the area of disciplining our children. Those of us who grew up in the self-esteem generation, the participation…

You Become What Your Friends Are

Friends. We all have them, we all need them, and we can’t imagine our lives without them. But, if we are wise, we will choose our friends carefully, and today’s word of wisdom demonstrates why. Proverbs 13:20 says, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” That means…

Slow and Steady Wins

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a lot of money really fast? I mean, I would love to see my bank account go from where it is today to a million dollars faster than I could snap my fingers. But today’s word of wisdom from Proverbs 13:11 tells us to be careful in…

Act Your Wage

One of the best pieces of financial advice I ever heard was this:  act your wage. In other words, live within your means. Act your wage. Dave Ramsey has been saying that for years. And you know where he got it? The Bible. Listen to Proverbs 12:9, “Better to be lowly and have a servant…

The Paradox of Generosity

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to give you a Word of the Day today. The word is “paradox.” Do you ever use that word? Paradox comes straight over into English from the Greek language and literally means “contrary to opinion.” It is something that is against common sense but is actually true. For instance, here…

They Won’t Get Away with It

Doesn’t it just burn you up when you see a person done wrong? You and I have an innate, godly desire to see people who do wrong get what they deserve. But, it’s so frustrating sometimes because it seems like they usually get away with it. Nothing happens to them. In fact, sometimes it even…

Help Yourself by Being Kind

If you were to make a list of all the reasons you should be kind to people, there would be several things on that list, but according to Scripture, one of those reasons should be because being kind to others will personally benefit you. Listen to what God says in Proverbs 11:17, “A man who…

Safety in Counsel

Here is some strong wisdom from the Lord. Proverbs 11:14, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” You and I have to make decisions all the time. But it’s not wise to just depend on our own wisdom. We’re prone to make mistakes. Where there…

Righteousness Over Riches

God tells us that wealth can help us in this life. For instance, Proverbs 10:15 says, “A rich man’s wealth is his strong city.” In other words, there’s earthly security in wealth. But here’s what we always have to keep in mind:  our wealth on this earth is of absolutely zero benefit for the life to…

Bring Integrity Back

Integrity. Oh boy, that’s a word and a concept that our world today needs to recover and embrace! What does it mean? It means you won’t crumble and fall when the pressures of life come at you. A house has integrity when it’s strong enough to support its own weight and not fall down when…