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Wise Woman

The Wise Woman Abbie Kooienga   If you know anything about the book of Proverbs, you know that the book has much to say about the kind of woman to avoid. Then we get to the woman of Proverbs 31. Here is a woman that any Christian girl should aspire to be, and any grown […]

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In Praise of Wisdom

You know. You pick up your phone and you know it’s going to happen. It’s why you closed your bedroom door. If someone were looking over your shoulder, you would never click on that image or follow that link. If your parents read all of your posts and saw all of your pictures, you would […]

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Wise Strangers and Sojourners

Young people, are you wise? I suspect that most of you would answer affirmatively. Some of you may be correct to a degree. But I suspect that not everyone who answers positively is completely honest. Most of you have a ways to go when it comes to wisdom. Young people generally are not noted for […]

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Wisdom

Wisdom is the skillful use Of knowledge that one gleans; It helps one gain the perfect end By using best of means.   It is a treasured gift so rare That men could seek in vain; It can’t be found the world around By great men seeking gain.   The key to wisdom, scripture tells, […]

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The Calling of Young in the Church and Home

“Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.” Proverbs 8:32, 33   There is nothing more comforting or reassuring than to know that God is our sovereign Friend! God’s covenant friendship in the line of generations is a […]

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Wise Opinions

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of words. Ecclesiastes 5:2, 3. Guard Thou my thoughts, I Thee implore,  And of […]

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Wisdom

God sends the sunshine, and God sends the rain, God sends the blessings, and God sends the pain; And I must go sorrowing, ofttimes, until I learn this one lesson; to bow to His will. God send the harvest, and God sends the loss, God sends the laurels, and God sends the cross; And I […]

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The Believer’s Priceless Wisdom

Can you, young people, name the Five Points of Calvinism? And can you tell me what each one of these five points means? If you can, you have in your mind some of the basic and very important truths of the Reformed Faith. What is more, these truths you must know and believe, if our […]

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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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God’s Wisdom

“He that is perfect in knowledge is with thee. Behold, God is mighty. . . mighty in strength and wisdom” (Job 36:4, 5). In the previous article, we wrote of the knowledge of God. Now, since wisdom presupposes knowledge, it is fitting that we make a study of the attributes of God’s wisdom. As we […]

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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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Fearing the Lord

‘‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…. ” Ps. 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That is a text most of us have learned and repeated ever since we were “knee-high to a grasshopper.’’ We’ve heard it at home, we’ve learned it in Sunday School and grade […]

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James 3 (2)

(Continued from last month)   3) And Jesus says that not what enters the mouth but that which comes out and is expressed by that tongue defiles the man! b) But the tongue corrupts the whole existence of mankind. 1)  The teacher can and often does corrupt the masses and sets the wheel of society […]

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The Beginning of Wisdom

Psalm 111:10 — “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Graduation day, 1963! Some of you young people look forward to that event (or maybe it is already an accomplished fact). No doubt the day is one of great importance for you and for your families. It is the culmination of years […]

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Wise Fools

It is paradoxical but nevertheless true that there are those in this world who are Wise Fools.  There are also those who are foolishly “wise.” To which class do you belong? I hope that you have classed yourself with those who are characterized by the caption of this article. Have you ever thought of yourself […]

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How Shall We Begin?

As this issue of Beacon Lights comes into your hands, we find ourselves in the autumn season.  This is a busy time.  The heat of summer is gone and we make our way back to school again.  Perhaps others are busily engaged in harvesting the abundant crops which the Lord has given us this year.  […]

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The Sermon on the Mount

Outline XVII Prayer, and the Golden Rule   Matt. 7:7-12 — “Ask. and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. For what man is […]

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