Stiff Neck?

Proverbs 29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. Steve Miller writes at the “Little Red Blog of Wisdom” I am one who is often reproved, and am tempted then to simply give up on trying to do right.  But this proverb says that if I stiffen my … More Stiff Neck?

We all have blind spots

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1 No one really LOVES getting disciplined, at the time, but when we look back, we can see the benefits.  We learn much through the loving correction of others, whether our parents or faithful friends.  Proverbs says we are STUPID if we … More We all have blind spots

Behind all the desolation is the work of love.

Ray Stedman reflects on Lamentations 3: Suddenly, in the midst of a long wail, he [Jeremiah] says (verse 22-33): The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”The Lord is good … More Behind all the desolation is the work of love.

Loving Discipline

Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More Loving Discipline

Blind Spots

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1 No one really LOVES getting disciplined, at the time, but when we look back, we can see the benefits.  We learn much through the loving correction of others, whether our parents or faithful friends.  Proverbs says we are STUPID if we … More Blind Spots

Paul’s Parental Wisdom

John Piper on “Raising Children Who Hope in the Triumph of God” Paul says, “Don’t provoke your children to anger.” What does he mean? He doesn’t mean don’t cross their will. He doesn’t mean don’t deny their desires. He means don’t cross their will for no good purpose. Don’t deny their desires without making it … More Paul’s Parental Wisdom