Good Father Series: Proverbs 3:13

“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” Proverbs 3:13 (KJV) One of my kindred spirits is George MacDonald, a Christian teacher. When his words flow into my ears and heart, I visualize the colorful photo on the cover of At The Back of The North Wind and smile. Growing up, MacDonald’s father forbade him …

God is a Good Father, Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) One lesson I learned growing up without a dad was how to be self-sufficient. In college, I celebrated and reinforced this philosophy with various classes in women’s studies, feminist literary criticism, and American literature. But reading Proverbs 3:5 and The Wisdom of the …

God is a Good Father: Proverbs 2:1 – 11

Today, we dive into the hidden treasure of Proverbs 2:1-11. Lee Strobel provides excellent insight in The Case for Christ Study Bible. Jesus is wisdom Incarnate. As the Word of God, he is the very nature of truth (see John 1:1,14). Because Jesus came from God and is one with him, he embodies the spirit of truth and wisdom. Jesus …

God is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:20-33

Welcome Back to God Is A Good Father Series! As we continue the Epic Battle between Good and Evil, who do you turn to for advice and wise counsel? Your friends? Teachers? How-to books? Magazines? Today we investigate Proverbs 1:20-33, where “Wisdom crieth without,” like the thunderous voice of a Billy Graham Convention in Columbia, South Carolina, a message titled …

God Is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:8-19

Welcome back to God Is a Good Father Series! Last time we featured Proverbs 1-7 and highlighted verse 7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” This important Scripture reminder about the Fear, Awesomeness, or Reverence of God Almighty sets up the Epic Battle we will face: the war between Good and Evil, …

God Is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:1-7

Today we begin the God is a Good Father Series with this Bible promise: James 1: 5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God loves to give good gifts to his children, and if we ask for wisdom, he will …

God is a Good Father Series Introduction

Welcome to the God is a Good Father Series. Today I will start with an introduction to the book of Proverbs and a question. Did you grow up with a father? A role model that taught you wisdom or how to feel secure and safe in a harsh world? My father was a Navy Veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress …