The Preacher of Ecclesiastes cautions us not to be overly optimistic about wisdom and its power. Even though wisdom works well, time and chance can spoil the benefits of wisdom and a little bit of folly can destroy wisdom’s power.Continue
This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.Continue
Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life.
In Job 38 Yahweh accepts Job's challenge to justify himself on condition that Job can prove that he has standing to bring suit against Almighty God.
How much is enough? In this prayer, we are reminded that we should not be seeking abundance or lack, but sufficiency. Sufficiency prevents us from being prideful or greedy, but allows us to find satisfaction in God alone.Continue
The father seeks to fortify his son against the power of seduction by vividly portraying the consequences of sexual sins, especially adultery, and the joys of proper sexuality with one's wife.Continue
The Reformed know that the Psalms teach the Faith and we delight in them.Continue