Resources by Bruce Garver

This week in Proverbs is about discipline. Discipline is necessary because our hearts are wicked and inclined in the wrong direction. Through discipline comes wisdom and from wisdom comes righteousness and peace. In all this we must remember that Christ is our wisdom and righteousness and the Bringer of Peace.

 

Proverbs 29:19

By mere words a servant is not disciplined,
for though he understands,…

This week in Proverbs is about discipline. Discipline is necessary because our hearts are wicked and inclined in the wrong direction. Through discipline comes wisdom and from wisdom comes righteousness and peace. In all this we must remember that Christ is our wisdom and righteousness and the Bringer of Peace.

Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he…

This week in Proverbs is about discipline. Discipline is necessary because our hearts are wicked and inclined in the wrong direction. Through discipline comes wisdom and from wisdom comes righteousness and peace. In all this we must remember that Christ is our wisdom and righteousness and the Bringer of Peace.

Proverbs 29:17

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
he will give delight to your…

This week in Proverbs is about discipline. Discipline is necessary because our hearts are wicked and inclined in the wrong direction. Through discipline comes wisdom and from wisdom comes righteousness and peace. In all this we must remember that Christ is our wisdom and righteousness and the Bringer of Peace. 

Proverbs 29:16

When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
but the righteous will look upon their downfall. 

This week in Proverbs is about discipline. Discipline is necessary because our hearts are wicked and inclined in the wrong direction. Through discipline comes wisdom and from wisdom comes righteousness and peace. In all this we must remember that Christ is our wisdom and righteousness and the Bringer of Peace. 

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom,
but a child left to himself brings shame to…

Proverbs 28:11

A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
    but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.  

"There are no greater fools than those who see their folly as wisdom."—New Geneva Study Bible

In Luke 12, the rich farmer who had abundant crops built bigger barns to contain his prosperity. What’s wrong with that? It seems rather…

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit,
    but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

In Deuteronomy 6 and 7—and throughout the Old Testament—Israel is warned not to turn aside and go after other gods. Israel suffered from amnesia and distractions. We like Israel suffer from amnesia and distractions. Jason Bourne suffered from amnesia and struggled…

Proverbs 28:9

If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,
    even his prayer is an abomination.  

“I prayed, but it didn’t work.” How many times have you heard someone say this—or maybe even have said or thought it yourself?

“Great reason there is that God will refuse to hear him who refuses to hear God.” (Bishop Reynolds).