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The Sin Of Laziness - Article
Henry M. 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...
Wise In Your Own Conceit - Article
Henry M. 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
Henry M. 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...
The Instruction Of Thy Father - Article
Henry M. 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...
Holy Goodness - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... 37:23). • Good people expect God’s blessing (Proverbs 12:2). • Good people secure their children (Proverbs 13:22). • Good people are satisfied with life (Proverbs 14:14). • Good people love wisdom (Matthew...
Chastening - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes” (Proverbs 13:24). This is effective child psychology, assuming that the chastening is remedial rather than vindictive and is applied in love rather than anger. But the main teaching of...
The Paths Of The Lord - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:6).All these paths are paths that experience His mercy and confirm His truth, as our text assures, if we obey His word-that is, if we keep His covenant of grace and believe...
Honoring Parents - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... 12:5-11). Such discipline may involve corporal punishment (Proverbs 22:15; 23:13-14) or verbal rebuke (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12) or even involve the withholding of reward or privilege (Genesis 49:1-26). Government struggles and society reels when...
Have We Got Our Ears On? - Article
Kenneth B. Cumming, Ph.D. - ... instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). In this couplet resides the summary of everyday experience; the person who listens to counsel benefits, while the resistant one spurns potential blessing. In the...
How Do We Answer Fools? - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... is self-contradictory, it is clearly wrong. Some accuse Proverbs 26:4-5 of self-contradiction. This is because they fail to comprehend that those twin verses teach related, but not identical, truths about arguing with fools. And arguing with...
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