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“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29 We have been looking at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. I hope that we no longer see her as a paragon on a pedestal far above us and unreachable, but as someone you can be. Let’s look at the final verses in this passage in the NLT: “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord…

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 The last item on our list of the attributes of God’s wisdom is one that we all need to think about a lot.  We often hear people say that there are a lot of hypocrites in the church.  And of course, the reply comes back, “there is always room for one more.” SINCERITY God’s wisdom is always sincere.  We can trust that when we go to Him as we…

“And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.” Matthew 14:17. What type of person are you? An optimist sees life as a glass half-full, but a pessimist sees it as half-empty. We often look at what we don’t have rather than what we have. I remember, a wonderful old preacher, Bro. C.B. Dudley, who used to say, “Every little bit added to what you got makes a little bit more.” In the story in Matthew 14, a large crowd had gathered to listen to Jesus teachings. They were far away from any place that…