Jamaica Patois Wisdom – Experience

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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Should Do or Allowed to Do?

by Doy Moyer “What should I do or not do?” is a question of wisdom. “What am I allowed to do or not do?” is a question of law. While we have boundaries of what we are allowed or not allowed to do, and these are vital to know, more will be determined by wisdom…

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Wisdom in Learning God’s Commands

by Doy Moyer The ethics of Christians fall under the category of virtue. Virtue ethics is grounded in the attributes and character of God, for all virtue flows from Him. While there is an obligation of following rules (God’s commandments), there is a significant and vital component of learning wisdom. Why? Because, for the most…

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The Wisdom of Abigail

by Matthew W. Bassford The spiritual wisdom of the Bible is usually easy to understand but hard to put into practice. There are few better examples of this than Proverbs 15:1. There are no big words in this verse. The concepts are so simple that a child can understand them. However, even those who have…

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The Wisdom of Prudence

by Doy Moyer “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling” (Proverbs 26:27). “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it” (Proverbs 27:12). “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who…

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To Become Wise

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/To-Become-Wise.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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Hope for the Future

by Andy Sochor Throughout the book of Proverbs, a contrast is made between wisdom and foolishness. Since the wisdom described in the book comes from above, those who follow this and live according to its precepts will be righteous. Conversely, those who reject the way of wisdom will inevitably find themselves engaged in wickedness. Despite…

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When Wisdom Calls

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/When-Wisdom-Calls.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Proverbs 1:20-33   I.         Will Rogers once said, “Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens and then everybody disagrees.”             A.        I’m sure those in politics get frustrated when it seems no one listens.             B.        But then we all do. We might not be the deepest…

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The Wisdom of a Father

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/WisdomOfAFather.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 1:1-9   I.         The rise of feminism brought about a demotion of fatherhood             A.        In an attempt to prove the worth of woman, many felt the need to “prove” that men were worthless                         1.         We see the impact in society.                         2.         How many television shows show a well-meaning but bungling dad whom…

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