Rest in the wisdom of God

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity, chapter 7:  “The Wisdom of God.” Adore the wisdom of God. It is an infinite deep; the angels cannot search into it. ‘His ways are past finding out’ (Rom. 11:33). As […]

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What is wisdom?

Huston Smith, senior professor of religion at Syracuse University, recounted his interaction with a famous author and professor: While I was teaching at MIT, Aldous Huxley joined us for a semester as distinguished visiting professor in the humanities. Needless to say, he was in demand all over New England, and my regard for him was […]

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Identifying the fool

Say the word “fool” and the image of one who is easily duped comes to mind:  Larry, Mo and Curly, Barney Fife, Laurel and Hardy.  Yet they, and the characters they portrayed were not so much fools as simpletons who were essentially harmless, innocent, and amusing.  Not so with the fool. Scripture is clear that […]

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Life principles

Last fall, I preached a series of messages entitled, “Necessities of Life” — six truths every follower of Christ needs to believe and six activities ever Christian needs to do in order to thrive as a Christian. In James 1, the apostle has something of a similar list of principles that will transform and change […]

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Wisdom is calling

Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? (Prov. 8:1) Scripture (particularly in Proverbs) says that the fool is the one who chases the adulterous.  The fool is the sluggard who is too lazy even to feed himself.  The fool is the one who rejects correction and instruction.  The fool believes himself always […]

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