The Virtuous Woman

Her Works Shall Praise Her “Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates” (Proverbs 31:31). In all human history, the wise have pursued virtue. The Scriptures use the word virtue to indicate “moral character and excellence of soul” (Strong’s 1411). Therefore, one who is virtuous possesses the strength of character, moral excellence, and intrinsic value and stability. Proverbs 31 describes the lovely quality of virtue as it is displayed within the character []

A Lifestyle of Wisdom

A Wise Man Will Hear “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:5-7). by Todd Alexander When God created Adam and Eve, He commissioned them to rule the world (Genesis 1:28). God gave them free will to []

In the Beginning

Pictures of the Kingdom Those who understand God’s Divine Plan have a great advantage. They are blessed to have a better understanding of the true character of God and of our Lord Jesus, and what we should be doing to serve them. This is no small blessing, for they have often been misrepresented. Believers in God’s plan have been given a wonderful hope for the future. “As it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the []

Preparations for Eternal Life

A Grand Opportunity “LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear” (Psalms 10:17). by Tom Ruggirello I n the Garden of Eden, the human family had not yet been prepared for eternal life. Though created in beautiful perfection, our first parents lacked much in understanding and wisdom. To fail such a simple test (Genesis 2:17) also indicated a lack of trust in the great Creator. Knowing there was much []