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Dudley's Weekly Word

Wake Up & Go to Work

Posted September 15, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

In a day when the value of human labor is debated, we need clarification about why and how we work. The emphasis for many in affluent societies is on less work and more play. It seems we only work when we absolutely must. The real objective is not to work. Of course, for some who have not found work, a job is desirable. Even then, however, many would not work if they could pay the bills without it.... Keep Reading

Intoxicating Marriage

Posted September 2, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Fatherly wisdom encourages us to embrace the gifts that God gives us and to refuse to settle for the substitutes offered by the deceiver. This is especially true in relation to marriage and the alternatives that compete with it. The temptation to adultery appeals to our selfishness. After all, we shouldn't be expected to be limited to just one sex partner, should we? There just seems to be great adventure in stepping outside of moral constraints. Sadly, our contemporary culture glamorizes sexual exploits before and outside of marriage and often mocks those who insist on following the advice of eternal wisdom. Movies are made portraying adult virgins as naive and even weird.... Keep Reading

Guard Your Heart

Posted August 26, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

I often hear wealthy people talk about guarding their money. Some people arm themselves, their homes, and their cars with multiple defenses. They are preparing to guard what is theirs. Likewise, there is a multi-billion dollar industry built around guarding our physical bodies. We try to eat the right foods, exercise, relieve stress, monitor blood pressure, etc. Yet I wonder if we are nearly as concerned with guarding our hearts.... Keep Reading

The Brighter Light

Posted August 19, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

The voice of wisdom describes both the path of the wicked and the path of the righteous. The first leads to anxiety, mischief, fear, desolation, and violence. The first few steps look inviting---like the proposition the serpent offered Eve in the Garden. "You will be like God knowing good and evil." (Paraphrase: "You will be somebody and you won't have to listen to or depend on anyone because you will know what you need to know yourself.")... Keep Reading

Insight Is A Treasure

Posted August 5, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |1 Comments

Paul prayed for believers to be built up in the inner man. The Epistle to the Hebrews says that those who live by faith do so by seeing something others don't see. They have inner eyes and ears. Shockingly it says that without faith it is impossible to please God. If faith comes as a result of seeing something in the inner man, it would seem that being able to see like that would be a primary goal. If we can't see with the eyes of the inner man, we can't properly believe, and we can't please God. That would mean that everything we do is worthless as far as God is concerned... Keep Reading

God's Woodshed

Posted July 29, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

On several occasions I have heard older preachers refer to divine discipline as being taken to the woodshed by God. In a previous time when people used wood as a source for heat, the shed was a good place to find a good paddle for spanking a wayward kid. No kid looked forward to a visit to the woodshed with mom or dad. Actually that is an unfortunate and misleading metaphor for being disciplined by the heavenly Father.... Keep Reading

Get Wisdom

Posted June 25, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |1 Comments

The previous proverbs have already said that wisdom is more valuable than gold or jewels. They have declared that God created all things by wisdom. It only seems natural that anyone wanting to make sense out of living in this wisdom-created world would want to embrace wisdom with all their might. So, where does one start?... Keep Reading

Blessed Wisdom

Posted June 9, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Everyone prefers to be blessed rather than cursed. This desire often leads some to try foolish shortcuts to get some special blessing. They long for a special person to favor them, or they look for lucky charms... Keep Reading

Delighting in Discipline

Posted June 2, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

My father had not read the contemporary books on rearing children, nor was he influenced by the politically correct crowd that is willing to put parents in prison for corporal punishment. He had not been informed about "time out." He kept his parenting instrument with him at all times, since it was holding up his trousers. My nickname was "Buddy." My normal name was Dudley. When my dad said, "John Dudley," my life began to pass before my eyes. Suffice it to say that I did not look forward to the belt.... Keep Reading

Trusting the Trustworthy

Posted May 27, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

It is foolish to trust those who aren't trustworthy. It is a sure path to disappointment. There is a mounting heap of broken hearts because of it. "Con men" still get away with millions because people want to believe. In fact, we want to believe so badly that we will trust things that have no capacity to produce what we expect. We trust money to make us secure. It can't. We trust government to provide what we want. It can't. We trust the Church to make us better. We trust our marriage to make us happy. And when these entities don't perform as we expected, we turn on them with blame.... Keep Reading

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