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Proverbs For Young Pilgrims: Declaring Mother Happy

Prov. 31:28a Her children arise up, and call her blessed.   Mothers’ Day! Oh yes, we must get her a card. Without even thinking we have slipped into the commercialism of Mothers’ Day. Strange that the world promotes a Mothers’ Day and we in our ho-hum ways accept it. Strange because only the sanctified in […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Eyes Fixed on Wisdom

Prov. 3:7 “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD and depart from evil.” This Proverb, Young Pilgrim, immediately follows the familiar “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him.” If in fact there is total trust and acknowl­edgement of […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Ants

Proverbs 30:25 “The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer.” The ants, we learn from vs. 24, are the first of “four things which are little upon the earth, but . . . exceeding wise.” Interesting it is that, in God’s creation, He provided us such a creature […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Who is Creative?

Prov. 3:19: “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by under­standing hath he established the heavens”. How glorious is the truth of creation! Jehovah God, infinite, wise, and eternal has founded the heavens and earth in time. Made unto the glory of the Creator, the creature depends upon and is subject to the Creator. […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Thinking Christians

Proverbs 4:26 “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.” In this section of Proverbs 4, Young Pilgrim, spiritual matters are dealt with from the viewpoint of the physical parts of the body. Vs. 23 makes mention of the heart. From a physical viewpoint, the heart is the center of […]

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Proverbs For Young Pilgrims: On Reproof

“As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.” Proverbs 25:12 Young Pilgrim, the proverb speaks of jewels; jewels of great value. The value has been increased by the removal of the impurities in the gold. The proving of the gold has made it […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Hope for a Fool

Proverbs 26:12 “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” At first glance, young pilgrim, this Proverb could be somewhat baffling to us. Is not “a man wise in his own conceit” a fool? The fool, as Jesus presents him at the conclusion of […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Man of Understanding

“It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.” Proverbs 10:23 Each of us is well acquainted with the mischievous type character. He is the one who does the naughty little things. He is always in minor trouble nothing really serious. Wherever he is, crazy little events […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Eyes of the Beholder

“The eyes of the Lord are in everyplace, beholding the evil and the good.”  Proverbs 15: 3 Does not this Word of God make you feel uneasy, Young Pilgrim? We have often sung “God the Only Deliverer’’ and often paid little or no attention to the words. “Jehovah from His Throne on high Looks down […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Boundary

Prov. 22:28 “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”  ’The Pilgrim passing through this strange land in which we live cannot help but see social unrest. Certain evils prevail and out of them we see multiplied corruption. The natives of this land would continually tempt the Pilgrim to end his Pilgrimage, and […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: The Golden Rule and Murder

Young Pilgrim, having indicated to you in a previous editorial that I would again write concerning the Golden Rule and the second table of the Law, we will proceed to study the Sixth Commandment. Our purpose in this editorial is an achievement of a better understanding of murder, its causes and prevention, and how this […]

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The Golden Rule

Young Pilgrim, when we walk as strangers in the world, we observe how the ungodly violate the Golden Rule. There is among the nations in this place, an extreme amount of pride, covetousness and greed. There are various contributing factors involved in this evil which is so widespread. Materialism, for one, has made the worldly […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Righteousness Trail

We welcome as our new Associate Editor, Ed Lotterman of our southwest Protestant Reformed Church. His first editorial appeared in the October issue. He began by writing under the general heading of “Proverbs for Young Pilgrims”. He plans to develop this theme in this issue with the title of “Righteousness Trail”.   The long line […]

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The Key to Success

Do you recall the resolutions which you made when the school year began? You were going to study hard every night. You were going to listen closely to your instructors. You were going to do all the assignments. You were going to take neat and accurate notes. You were going to work- hard and make […]

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