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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


Proverbs 10:1-2
Study Notes from November 01 2009
In Bible Study: Rivers of Joy Baptist Church

When the Hebrews heard the term “WISDOM” what did think? When Solomon wrote Proverbs and he used the general term ‘wisdom’ what was the idea that the Hebrew people received?
  • They understood the meaning to be one whose pattern of life, and lifestyle was in line with Biblical principles, and teaching of scriptures.
  • It seems today wisdom has the meaning of knowledge. Thus we need to get all this stuff of education down.

But wisdom is:

  • The ability to understand who God really is, and what it is that God want you to do, and you are doing it.

As I have said before:

  • Until you understand the intent of the Word of God, you can’t live it out in your life.
  • The purpose I have in mind when I am teaching, is to give you the sense of Scripture: is found in the example of these verses:
  • Ezra 7:10 : Ezra arrived in Jerusalem: prepared his heart, mind, soul: to seek the law of God and to do it, and to teach in Israel the statues and judgments of God.
  • Nehemiah 8:1-6: Ezra brought the law of God before the congregration:

To all those who could understand.

He read the law first.

He prayed unto the Lord.


And gave the SENSE

And CAUSED them to understanding the reading.

  • Nehemiah 8:13 To understand the WORDS of the Law. They found what they were to do.
  • Understand: “To turn the mind to:” Deut 32:29, Psalms 41:2, 64:10, Proverbs 16:20, Daniel 9:13

    WISDOM: is in its last analysis is PERSOAL HOLINESS.