Solomon: A Case Study

Wise Counsel from an Imperfect Man “Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever” (1 Chronicles 28:9). by James Mistarz Solomon lived in a world of nearly infinite possibilities, endless growth, and continual []

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 []