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A note on wisdom

Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” “Fear of the Lord” is a loving reverence for God, and in a close relationship to know him that includes … Continue reading

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Servant = Bondslave

In my study of the Book of Philemon, I came across the following passage written by James Packer on being a Christian servant: “Servant” in our English New Testament usually represents the Greek doulos (bondslave). Sometimes it means diakonos (deacon … Continue reading

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What is life?

Someone has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is the estimate (Our Daily Bread, November 25, 1992): Sleep…………….23 years………..32.9% Work……………..16 years………..22.8% TV………………..8 years………..11.4% Eating…………….6 years…………8.6% Travel…………….6 years…………8.6% Leisure………….4.5 years…………6.5% Illness……………4 years…………5.7% Dressing…………..2 years…………2.8% Religion…………0.5 years…………0.7% … Continue reading

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You are what you think

During the European Renaissance of the 14th–17th centuries, the Age of Reasons, the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596 –1650) said this, ““I think, therefore I am; or I am thinking, therefore I exist or I do think, therefore … Continue reading

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Make a life by giving

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”                                                                                                                                                                           ——Jesus Christ, Mark 10:45 The British statesman Winston Churchill once made a statement which is a … Continue reading

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A note on self-sufficiency, self-reliance

“Dr. Andrew Bonar told me how, in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the … Continue reading

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Favoritism

There’s a wonderful story about a Chicago bank that once asked for a letter of recommendation on a young Bostonian being considered for employment. The Boston investment house could not say enough about the young man. His father, they wrote, … Continue reading

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