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Helping you understand the Word of God, free from the traditions of men.

Words of Wisdom Podcast Jerry Wierwille

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Helping you understand the Word of God, free from the traditions of men.

    Ep 35 - Humility Leads to Glory (Prov. 18.12; 15.33)

    Ep 35 - Humility Leads to Glory (Prov. 18.12; 15.33)

    What Proverbs teaches us is that our attitude and way of thinking can send us down two drastically different roads. One ends in disaster, and the other in glory. Pride does bring glory and honor; rather, humility is what does that. When we live with humility, willing to submit to Yahweh and live with the fear of Yahweh, then he will exalt us and give us glory and honor.



    Illustration: Aesop’s Fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” 800-meter runner Taoufik Makhloufi, and financial guru Dave Ramsey



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    • 19 min
    Ep 34 - Pride Can Be Deadly (Prov. 16.18)

    Ep 34 - Pride Can Be Deadly (Prov. 16.18)

    Pride makes us think more highly of ourselves than we should, and it produces in us a sense of overconfidence and self-importance. When we are full of pride, we can lose sight of thinking things through clearly and sensibly. Thus, as a consequence, pride leads us to experience disaster in our lives. We are warned against succumbing to the temptation of pride because the consequence can be very high, even deadly.



    Illustration: Kami Rita Sherpa, the world record holder for the number of times summitting Mount Everest



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    • 16 min
    Ep 33 - Discern Your Steps (Prov. 14.15)

    Ep 33 - Discern Your Steps (Prov. 14.15)

    Being naïve means having a general lack of understanding about people and the world, which leads to a person being gullible. When critical thinking is absent, we tend to not discern our circumstances and fall prey to unexpected consequences. Discernment requires time and effort to gain an awareness of what is real rather than presuming we know what is going on at first glance. Building wisdom in our lives takes time, but the outcome is that we can discern our steps and avoid making foolish decisions that we will later regret.
    Illustration: Aesop’s Fable “The Fowler and the Blackbird” and the keen senses of the catfish that enables it to thrive in very diverse environments.
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    • 18 min
    Ep 32 - Take Care of Your Flocks (Prov. 27:23-24)

    Ep 32 - Take Care of Your Flocks (Prov. 27:23-24)

    Everything in life requires attention in order to grow and prosper. We each have “flocks” in our lives that need diligent oversight and “treasure” that won’t last forever. We can’t think everything will work itself out on its own. Things don’t just take care of themselves! Instead, we must strive to increase how we can better steward and take care of what Yahweh has blessed us with.
    Illustration: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture development of drone surveillance technology “Lambulance” for remote monitoring of sheep biometrics.
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    • 17 min
    Ep 31 - Arrogance is for the Fool (Prov. 14.16)

    Ep 31 - Arrogance is for the Fool (Prov. 14.16)

    The wise person fears Yahweh and does not over-estimate themselves but is sensible and even-tempered, unlike the fool that is cocky and self-reliant, recklessly endangering themselves because they fail to see the need for any concern or restraint. The fool laughs in the face of evil thinking that it can’t touch them. The pretensions of their own superiority have blinded them so that they cannot recognize evil for what it is. They trust wholly in themselves, feeling secure in their knowledge and understanding and thinking they don’t need to listen to anybody else.



    Illustration: Major General John Sedgwick and the battle at Spotsylvania Courthouse



    Verses: Prov. 14:16; 13:13; 3:7



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    • 13 min
    Ep 30 - Don't Boast About Yourself (Prov. 27:2)

    Ep 30 - Don't Boast About Yourself (Prov. 27:2)

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Kimbuktu7 ,

Proverbs are not promises

I have studied proverbs a bit myself, but am learning much from this podcast about the subject. I am especially blessed by your statement that proverbs are not promises or guarantees. That explains why one sometimes seems to contradict another, and why their success depends on the circumstance they are applied to. I am only 2 episodes into the series and looking forward to listening to more.

kelmoschell ,

Great podcast

Truth or tradition has definitely helped me work through a lot of my questions about the Bible. It’s a great source.

Chancerzzz ,

So informative!

This podcast is so great! I’ve always loved the book of Proverbs, and I can already tell I’m going to love this series on Proverbs too!

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