Inside Story: From Humptulips to Aleknagik

Life was hard in the western Washington town of Humptulips during the 1930s. Located on the Humptulips river on the Olympic peninsula, the town had seen better days for the commercial fishermen trying to earn a living. One family, the Moodys, found life so difficult in Humptulips that they decided to follow Mrs. Moody’s brother … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Call of Wisdom


Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, Hidden Treasure, p. 111–114, in Christ’s Object Lessons; A Blessing in the Home, p. 334, in Messages to Young People; Study of Physiology, p. 197, 198, in Education; Ellen G. White Comments, p. 1156, in The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 3. The youth need to understand the deep truth … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Call of Wisdom

Hope Sabbath School

You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Benefit of Wisdom

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Read Proverbs 2:1–5. What are the conditions for understanding the fear of the LORD? What choices do we have to make in this matter? Three times the discourse is introduced with the conjunction if, marking three stages in the progression of education. The first if introduces the passive stage of listening; that is, simply being … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Call of Wisdom

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Read Proverbs 1:20-21. How is wisdom presented here? What is being told to us? While the sinners lie in wait and lurk secretly (Prov. 1:11, Prov 1:18, NKJV), wisdom calls aloud outside (Prov. 1:20, NKJV), cries out in the chief concourses (Prov. 1:21, NKJV), and speaks her words (Prov. 1:21, NKJV). Wisdom is here personified, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: True Education

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Read Proverbs 1:8–19. What two contrasting ways of education are presented in these verses? What’s the basic message here, not just for parents, but for everyone who fears the Lord? Education is, first of all, a family matter, and true education comes, first and foremost, from the parents. In these verses, this education is called … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Beginning of Wisdom

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In Proverbs 1:1–6 the title the proverbs of Solomon the son of David (Prov. 1:1) establishes a link between this proverb and 1 Kings 3:5–14. In Kings (as in the book of Proverbs), Solomon is presented as a son seeking wisdom from God. In addition to both referring to Solomon as the son of David, the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Call of Wisdom


Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 1–3, Gen. 1:1, Exod. 19:16, Exod. 20:20, Prov. 11:30, Prov. 13:12, Prov. 15:4. Memory Text: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7, NKJV). From Eden onward, the root of human tragedy lies in wrong choices. Man lost all because … [Click to read more …]

Introduction to Proverbs: Words of the Wise

by Jacques Doukhan While many books of the Bible are filled with deep spiritual and theological truths, the book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living. Brief, well-balanced, poetic, salty, and often humorous, the proverbs are universal, are easy to memorize, and make their points well, sometimes even more efficiently than … [Click to read more …]