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Rejoice in your own husband or wife

“He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.” (Proverbs 6:32) The Bible is quite clear about sexual morality. God has designed marriage as a life-long covenant relationship between...

God’s wisdom is all around us

“The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.” (Proverbs 3:19-20) We might take for granted the...

Use your wealth well

“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10) Being wise affects how...

Profiting from other people’s wisdom

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9) Children tend to...

Searching for wisdom

“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity.”...

Ruth loved her mother-in-law

“The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” (Ruth 2:12) Naomi was in a quite hopeless position. She had...

Stephen prayed for his enemies

‘And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:59-60) Right from the...

Ultimate love: Jesus gave his life for us

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Jesus has obeyed all of God’s commandments completely, including the command to love other people. God’s love for humans goes so far...

Loving your neighbor is God’s commandment

‘“Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your...

Trusting God, even in difficult times

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food … yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation”...

Abundant trees on the new earth

“And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them...