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Discipline and Deliverance–Jonah 1.17-2.10

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Jonah, chapter 2, is about repentance. Jonah is being disciplined by being cast into the ocean according to the will of God (v. 1.15) and being swallowed by the great fish (v. 1.17). He who ignores discipline despises himself, but…

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Forming Convictions

A person is made up of three primary elements: heart, mind and body. The body is the outward appearance. The body is everything that you do or do not do. The mind is everything that you think. It is man’s…

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Proverbs – The Deceiver, The Proud Man and The Elderly

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The book of proverbs addresses many different characters. Three of those are The Deceiver, The Proud Man and The Elderly. All three of the characters appear periodically throughout the book. The deceiver is first found in chapter one. In these…

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How We Should Speak

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Believe it or not, the way that you speak says more about you than everything else you do combined. James 3:5 says “the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts” (NIV). For this reason…

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What is a Proverb? | Proverbs’ Role in Society

What is a Proverb? | Proverbs’ Role in Society What is a Proverb? Proverbs play a big role in most societies whether we recognize it or not. What is a proverb? American Heritage Dictionary describes a proverb as “A short…

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Clear the Threshing Floor | Winnowing

The act of winnowing is used several times in the Bible. Usually, the word is used figuratively to describe a sort of judgement. (Except in Ruth 3:2, where the literal act is referred to). Acccording to The New Manners and…

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Righteous Service

“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice” (Proverbs 21:2, 3) There is a contrast in these verses. On one…

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