“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 (ESV) The popularity of social media has outpaced the ability of users to wisely use this communication technology and warped our perception… Read More ›
“The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17 (ESV) Cross-examination is a key element of our justice system. A lawyer can craft a compelling story, peppered with supporting evidence, that appears… Read More ›
In a world of seemingly limitless opportunities, bright young people can be frustrated trying to narrow down what career to pursue. Most don’t have enough work experience to know the great variety of jobs available. Others have aspirations but don’t… Read More ›
On the surface, it would appear that such a pastoral proverb about managing flocks would have no relevance to a capitalistic technological economy. However, when considering the applications we find that not only is the proverb relevant, it’s wisdom is often ignored.
Proverbs consistently encourages diligence in work but this verse adds an important contrast: planned versus impulsive actions. It is not enough to be busy, a person must be diligently working on the right things to be productive.
Exhausted by work and bills, we probably have all wished for wealth to drop in our lap to save the day and make life better. The truth is, a windfall would not save us and it might destroy us. Money doesn’t change anything but the scale of the issues that we will face.