Monthly Archives: June 1997

Righteousness or Self-Righteousness

In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness. Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise—why destroy yourself Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool—why die before your […]

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The Foolishness of Wisdom

Like the fool, the wise man too must die! ECCLESIASTES 2:16 If nothing else brings satisfaction, then let’s consider something truly ridiculous. You would think that if wisdom is good and foolishness is bad, then the person who pursues wisdom has at least some measure of satisfaction in his life, […]

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Be Careful What You Crave

All man’s efforts are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied. What advantage has a wise man over a fool? What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others? Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite. This too is […]

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Responding in Kind

The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness. PSALM 18:20 In the midst of his long song of praise to God for delivering him from Saul, David recognized that he was experiencing what some believers don’t experience until they reach eternity—a reward for his righteousness. He knew that […]

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No amount of planning or intelligence can predict everything. A U.S. manufacturer was hoping to gain a competitive advantage by moving assembly of some of its products to the lower-labor-cost environment of East India. A week before production was set to begin, a monsoon wiped out the factory. A leading […]

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“It is hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.”—Billy Rose

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