Tag Archives: wisdom

Interpreting the Bible; November 18, 2019


Jeremiah 8:8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,’ when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?” Here’s an important verse for Bible translators and interpreters! The Japanese … Continue reading

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Refugees; November 5, 2019


Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it– one from the house of David– one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. It is fascinating that this … Continue reading

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Eternity; November 2, 2019


Ecclesiastes 9:1 So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. These first 10 verses of chapter … Continue reading

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Education; October 12, 2019


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. This very famous verse is even shorter in Japanese than in English, in terms of how much space it takes, … Continue reading

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Life vs. Death; October 11, 2019


Proverbs 8:35-36 “For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” The section from verse 22 through 31 has a lot of parallels … Continue reading

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Love and Hate; October 10, 2019


Proverbs 8:13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Reading the benefits of wisdom that follow this, it would seem almost automatic that people would desire and seek wisdom, … Continue reading

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Wisdom vs. Intellect; October 8, 2019


Proverbs 4:7-8 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. If this is indeed what David taught Solomon, it’s no … Continue reading

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