Bound to Life Through Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is THE beginning. We first come upon this phrase in Proverbs 1. These words fall at the end of Solomon’s introduction to this collection of instructions. Eugene Peterson, the pastor-teacher who produced The Message translation of the Bible, indicates that the “fear of the Lord”...

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Help the Bitter Get Better

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:21). The book of Ruth is viewed as a love story. Widowed girl comes to Bethlehem with widowed mother-in-law. Girl gleans in field and gets noticed by owner of said field. Mother-in-law tells girl...

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