1 Don’t brashly announce what you’re going to do tomorrow; you don’t know the first thing about tomorrow.
2 Don’t call attention to yourself; let others do that for you.
9 Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
14 If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting “Rise and shine!” It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing.
15 A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; 16 You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.
19 Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart.
22 Pound on a fool all you like – you can’t pound out foolishness.

Have a great weekend.



I’m going to start out with a disclaimer (don’t you just hate blogs that start that way?).  I guess it’s more of a confession than a disclaimer, but I suppose it could go either way, or both ways.  Anyway, here it is: I’m not a theologian.  Wow, that feels so good to get off my chest.  Yes, I went to seminary.  No, I didn’t study theology.  I studied communications, which is another way of saying I didn’t want to study real hard but still wanted the Master’s Degree.  I don’t know hermeneutics from Herman Munster.  I don’t know Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, or German (from which all the really thick theological books were translated).  I barely know English.  You don’t turn to me if you are thirsty for a deep theological discussion because I’m liable to send you up a very shallow dry creek bed.

But I do have questions, and questions can often lead to something, eh?  My question du jour (that’s French for “of the day” in case you were wondering) is this: can some of the text we pull from Scripture be “cultural truths,” applicable mainly in the culture for which it was written; and some be “universal truths,” applicable to today and tomorrow?  What do I mean by this?  I’m glad you asked. (more…)