Love for the Church – 1 Thessalonians 3

Read the Passage: 1 Thessalonians 3 Concern of Paul (3:1–5) In 1 Thess. 2:17–20 Paul had mentioned his desire to see the Thessalonian believers. Recall that after his three-week ministry […]

Effect of the Gospel – 1 Thessalonians 2

Read the Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2 Sharing the Gospel (2:1–12) Thus far in his epistle, Paul’s approach to encouraging the believers in Thessalonica has been two-fold. First, Paul reminded the […]

Family Wisdom – Proverbs 31

Read the Passage: Proverbs 31 Mother’s Wisdom (31:1–7) The book of Proverbs ends with two poems that can be titled: A Mother’s Advice (cf. Prov. 31:1–9) and An Excellent Wife […]

The Wisdom of Agur – Proverbs 30

Read the Passage: Proverbs 30 Source of Wisdom (30:1–9) In our first week of study, we noted that Solomon wrote most of the proverbs in this book. Yet, the book […]

General Wisdom – Proverbs 29

Read the Passage: Proverbs 29 Righteous Relationships (29:1–7) As is the case in the larger section of this book (i.e., Prov. 10–29), so here in this chapter we see that […]

Appetites and Wisdom – Proverbs 23

Read the Passage: Proverbs 23 Beware of Envy (23:1–8) Given mankind’s fallen nature, one of the temptations with which we often struggle is controlling our human appetites (e.g., food, drink, […]

Providence and Wisdom – Proverbs 21

Read the Passage: Proverbs 21 Providence, Plans, and Work (21:1–8) As with the other chapters in the current section of this book (cf. Prov. 10–29), Proverbs 21 contains a wide […]

Sovereignty and Wisdom – Proverbs 16

Read the Passage: Proverbs 16 Sovereignty and Free Will (16:1–9) As with most of the other chapters in this section of the book of Proverbs, so in chapter 16 many […]