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Foolish Characteristics - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise" (Proverbs 12:15). The book of Proverbs has much to say about those whom the writer calls fools. Actually, about ten different Hebrew words are used in Proverbs that translate as...
The Sin Of Laziness - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed” (Proverbs 26:14). This is one of the more colorful of numerous colorful verses in the Book of Proverbs which rebukes the sin of laziness. Note a few of the others: “The way...
Fear of the Lord - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... is clear that the "beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7), the "beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10), and the "instruction of wisdom" (Proverbs 15:33) is founded in the fear of the Lord. It is also clear that...
Discretion's Foundation - Article
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Connie J. Horn - ... shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee” (Proverbs 2:11). Discretion is a plan for righteous living, a blueprint designed by God. Discretion is always closely linked with wisdom. “The proverbs of...
Wise In Your Own Conceit - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit” (Proverbs 26:5). “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him” (Proverbs 26:12). “The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than...
No False Witness - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... no doubt rendering the lying tongue an abomination to God (Proverbs 6:17-19; 12:22). The willing false witness will not escape punishment (Proverbs 19:5, 9). Indeed, such a person may die prematurely (Acts 5:4-10). Untruth is not overlooked by...
Get Wise - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7). As used in Proverbs, which is the book of divine wisdom, “knowledge” is awareness of facts. “Understanding” is comprehension of the meaning...
The Instruction Of Thy Father - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother” (Proverbs 1:8). The purpose of the Book of Proverbs is: “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding” (Proverbs 1:2). Then, the...
The Proverbial Tongue - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19). The book of Proverbs has much wise counsel concerning the use of the tongue. It contains, for example, no less than 27 sober warnings against speaking lies! There...
No Chastening Seems Joyous - Article
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Connie J. Horn - ... with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (Proverbs 23:13,14). The word “beat” does not mean to club someone, as perhaps is the present-day usage. Rather, it carries the idea of a small, slender switch, and the goal...
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