Month: October 2014

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Ancient Approaches to Adversity

In this post I hope to compare the book of Proverbs to Stoic thought in a way that challenges you to gain self-mastery. Proverbs: Pro 16:32  Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city. Pro 24:5  A wise …

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Meditations upon Proverbs 14:4

Pro 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the barn is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. This particular Proverb has a pretty obvious meaning: There might are less chores with less tools, but with well managed tools comes greater success. I can think of several applications of this Proverb to …

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Meditations Upon Proverbs 17:6

New American Standard Bible  Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers. Jewish Publication Society  Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of their elders, And the glory of children is their parents. This proverb struck me, especially because of the second part. Grandchildren and Grandparents One …