Friday: Further Study

Self Control

Further Study: The laws of God have their foundation in the most immutable rectitude, and are so framed that they will promote the happiness of those who keep them. . . . Religion brings man into personal relation with God, but not exclusively; for the principles of heaven are to be lived out, that they … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Kindness Always Comes Back

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Miranda Starr, principal and teacher at Parkersburg Academy in West Virginia, wanted to do an experiment with her first and second grade students. In Bible class, we were studying about kindness, and how it is contagious, she says. We wanted to see if it really works. Then Miranda had an idea–why not go to Eagle … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Handbook for the Poor

I'll Help You Lord

Read Proverbs 29:13. What is being discussed here? The poor and the rich are equal (Prov. 29:13, NKJV). The image of light used in this proverb places this issue in perspective of Creation. Both the rich and the poor have been created by God (Prov. 22:2). They both enjoy the gift of life, and the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Words for the Rich

Idol Factory

Read 1 John 2:15–17. What are we being warned against here, and how can we protect ourselves from the danger these verses talk about? Though the idea of what it means to be rich varies greatly, the book of Proverbs comes with some instructions on how to get rich and then how to deal with your … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Keep the Law

Ten Commandments

Keep the Law Out of 13 occurrences of the word Torah — law or teaching — in the book of Proverbs, four are in Proverbs 28 (Prov. 28:4 [twice], Prov. 28:7, Prov. 28:9). Although this use in Proverbs applies normally to the teaching of the wise man (Prov. 13:14), in the Israelite tradition the word has a spiritual … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Living by Faith


Read for This Week’s Study: Prov. 28:4; Prov. 28:7; Prov. 28:9; Rom. 1:16-17; Gal. 3:24; Prov. 28:5; 1 John 2:15–17; Prov. 29:13. Memory Text: The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25, NKJV). So many voices call to us from so many directions. How do people know what … [Click to read more …]