Category Archives: Proverbs

April (and other kinds of) Fools

by William J. Stewart Prior to the reign of King Charles IX in France, New Year’s celebrations began on March 25 and concluded on April 1. In 1582, he decreed that with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s … Continue reading

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Wisdom Regarding Debt

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs In our last article, we considered a few proverbs on financial matters, but it makes sense to devote a single article to the topic of debt. The fact is we have … Continue reading

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Dollars & Sense

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs There is no shortage of confusion on what the Bible says about wealth. There are some who affirm that God’s plan for His people is to shower financial wealth upon … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Authority

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs From the day we are born, we are subject to a host of authorities. Whether it parental, educational, community, occupational, spiritual—we are expected to give honour and obedience to those … Continue reading

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The Foolish

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs For a book focused on wisdom, the Proverbs looks at foolishness a lot. In fact, the word “fool” or some derivative of it appears over 80 times in the Proverbs. … Continue reading

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The Fear of God

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs We will be changing our approach to the book this week. The rest of the book, except chapter 31, lends itself more to a topical than a textual study. Many … Continue reading

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Two Invitations – Wisdom & Folly

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the book of Proverbs Proverbs 9:1-18 Solomon has been contrasting wisdom and folly in the first several chapters of Proverbs. It culminates in our present text. Both wisdom and folly are personified in the … Continue reading

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Wisdom Explained

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs Proverbs 8:12-36 The latter portion of Proverbs 8 extols the value of wisdom. Solomon tells us of those who are governed by it, of the LORD’s use of it, and … Continue reading

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Wisdom Calls Out

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs Proverbs 8:1-11 Several times in the first 7 chapters of the book, Solomon has warned about the immoral woman. Her way is the way of death. In chapter 8, Solomon … Continue reading

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The Folly of Adultery, 2

William J. Stewart | Lessons from the Book of Proverbs Last week, we said that there are some things so vitally important that they are worth repeating. The wise king has now warned his son about sexual immorality in 2:16-19; … Continue reading

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