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Wisdom and Joy

I recently had the privilege of marrying my son to a lovely young woman. As expected, their hearts were full of joy. But the hearts of all four parents were filled with joy as well. When our children make wise choices, we rejoice. I think children need to know that – even from an early age.

A wise son makes a glad father,    but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Proverbs 10:1

We are connected.

As much as our teens and 20 somethings want to assert a rightful independence, it is important to remind them of something Proverbs teaches over and over.

We are connected.

Their wisdom will bring us joy and their foolishness will bring us pain.

I am not suggesting that we […]

Thankfulness and Gratitude in the NT – A Quick Verse Bible Study

Giving thanks is seen in Scripture as a duty of men and women to the one who gives us all things. It is a fruit of the Spirit and of having a converted heart. The following verses are taken only from the NT and do not begin to touch this rich theme in the OT.

Giving thanks is seen as an offering to God. Read and write out the following verses. How does this change your view of this topic?

Luke
17:16-18 What did Jesus do? What was the appropriate response?

Rev
4:9  What is happening now in heaven?

Heb
13:15 What are we to do? What is it called?

Col 3:17 How do we live this out?

2 Cor 9:12 What was the result of their generosity?

Notice what was on Paul’s mind first […]

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