Goodness and Wisdom

The Jewish Torah, (the first five books of the Old Testament), has been described by Dennis Prager (1) as the most important book ever written. It’s been his lifelong passion to study and teach others about the truths set out in the Torah. He believes that “if people properly understand the Torah and attempt to […]

A Biblical Definition Of Wisdom

The accumulated knowledge of God and His creation, resulting from study and practical observation, and applied through the two most important commandments: Love the Lord your God. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Gratitude: The Root of Both Goodness And Happiness

“The man bowed low in homage to the Lord.” Genesis 24:26 Here we have the Servant of Abraham recognizing and acknowledging the obvious movement of God in the tide of the affairs of men. (Some translations say “he bowed his head.” Whether he knelt, or bowed his head, “bowed low” expresses an attitude of the […]

Trust

God uses the most those who trust him most. @rickwarren

Wisdom

Life is a process of elimination by which you slowly learn how to not do a bunch of really stupid things.

Water or Wine?

Jesus’s first public miracle came at a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). His mother and His disciples were with him at the wedding. Weddings were festive, multi-day celebrations. The bridegroom was responsible for food and libations. Social reputations could be won or lost on the quality and quantity. And perish the thought of running out […]

On Bible Study

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 “To get the most good from your daily (Bible) reading keep in mind these key words: (1) THINK. Keep the mind fixed on the passage. If it is difficult, read aloud. (2) PRAY. The heart must be taught as […]

A Brief Treatise On Love

If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. Hebrews 10:24-25 […]

How God Sees Things: Ptochos

In the Sermon On The Mount, Jesus outlines a radically different way of thinking about life: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Poor in spirit. The Greek language, in which the New Testament was originally written, has two different words that Jesus could have chosen to […]