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Topic: Proverbs (Book)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-23
Heart & Mind: How do we differentiate between the heart and the mind? [Proverbs 23:7, I Peter 3:3, Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37, 2 Corinthians 4:16].



2021-06-16
Gay Pride Month: Why does God allow Gay Pride month?
LGBTW Marriages: Why are people caught up in the LGBTQ movement and so many are marrying each other?
God Helping Homosexuals: Why doesn't God help gay people better so they can please Him? [Romans 12:2, Matthew 11:29-30, Matthew 7:13-14, Psalm 14:1, Proverbs 9:10, John 8:31-34].

2021-06-11
Lukewarm & Vomited Out: Could you expand on the verses about being lukewarm and vomited out of His mouth? [Revelation 3:16, Proverbs 27:14].



2021-06-10
Eternal Security & Dispensationalism: Caller calls in support of more traditional views over Eternal Security and Dispensationalism. [Hebrews 4:2, Hebrews 4:6-11, Job 14:12, Hebrews 5:9, Proverbs 25:26, John 17:3].



2021-06-01
"Son of God" in the Old Testament: Caller questions Steve's statement that "Son of God" doesn't appear in the Old Testament. [Psalm 2:7, 2 Samuel 7:12, Proverbs 30:4, Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, Isaiah 9:6].
The Remnant of Israel: Could you comment on the passage in Romans 11 about the salvation of the Jews and the remnant of Israel? [Romans 11:11-25, Romans 9-11, Romans 9:6, Romans 9:27].


2021-05-27
Business as Ministry: Is my business really my ministry, or have I just missed God's calling? [Proverbs 16:11].



2021-05-21
Sabbath Keeping: As a Sabbath Keeper, I applaud your presentation of the alternate view, so can you help me understand your perspective on these verses? [Leviticus 23, Romans 14:5, Colossians 2:16-17, Proverbs 27:17, I Corinthians 9:21, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 8:13, Matthew 28:20, Matthew 3:17, Galatians 5:4, Matthew 15:11].
Feasts & Sabbath Keeping: Could you comment on this verse on celebrating the feasts and days of unleaven bread in light of Sabbath keeping? [I Corinthians 5:8, Hebrews 13:6, Galatians 5:9].


2021-05-14
Fear & Fearing God: Could you comment on whether fear means the same thing throughout the Bible, in regard to fearing God? [Ephesians 5, Proverbs 9:10, Proverbs 16:6, Acts 24:25, I Peter 1:17].



2021-04-14
Church Membership: Could you elaborate on your view of when a church won't accept certain people with particular views into their membership? [Acts 10:15, Romans 14:5, I Corinthians 3:1, Proverbs 27:17, Romans 16:17, Romans 15:7].



2021-03-29
Healthy Diet Spiritually Beneficial: Have you looked at the correlation between scripture and eating a good diet, specifically not eating meat? [Proverbs 12:10, Genesis 9:3, Matthew 15:11].



2021-03-10
Who is Satan: Who is this guy, Satan? [John 8:44, I John 3:8, Proverbs 16:4, Isaiah 14:12, Luke 10:18, Revelation 12:7-10, Ezekiel 14:12, John 12:31, Proverbs 16:4].



2021-03-02
Answering Fools: Could Jesus answering the Pharisees about where His authority came from, have been Jesus implementing, "answering fools according to their folly?" [Proverbs 26:4-5, Matthew 21:23-27, Matthew 12:1-4].



2021-02-25
Contradiction in Proverbs: Can you help me understand the apparent contradiction in Proverbs about the fool? [Proverbs 26:4-5, Galatians 6:2-5, Philippians 3:12-15].



2021-02-19
Gematria & Numerology: Do you think Christians should get into "Gematria" or study numerology? [Proverbs 24:16, Proverbs 9:1, Psalm 119:164].



2021-02-18
God Always Hearing and Watching Us: How does one know that God's eyes are on them and His ears are attentive to our prayers, as it says in scripture? [I Peter 3:12, Luke 12:7, Proverbs 15:13, 2 Chronicles 20:12].
Raising Children: What is the best advice you can give us for raising our children?


2021-02-01
The Spirits (Both Holy & Evil): Could you share some scripture about how the spirits work (both evil ones and the Holy Spirit)? [Matthew 12:43, Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 5:8].



2021-01-15
Living too Casual a Christian Life: Can you help me sort out the criticism I receive regarding living too casual a life as a believer? [Proverbs 28:26, 2 Samuel 5:19].



2021-01-06
Biblical Fables and Sayings: Are familiar fables and sayings such as, "The Tortoise & the Hare", and "don't throw the baby out with the bath water" have a biblical basis?



2020-12-28
Drinking Alcohol for Better Health: Should I take a shot of whiskey every day, as it seems to be suggested in Proverbs? [Proverbs 31:6].



2020-12-22
The Name Jeshua or (Yeshua): What do you make of those who think that Jeshua (Yeshua, Jesus) means Zeus?
The Importance of Pronouncing Jesus: Is the idea that God can't hear you, unless you know the proper pronunciation of Jesus (Jeshua) total nonsense?
Sin Not Always Repulsive: Why is it that sometimes I find certain sins repulsive and other times not so? [Proverbs 4:23, I John 1:9]].

2020-12-18
Examine a Matter Fully Before Believing it: Are there scriptures in the protestant Bible that talk about being careful what we believe before we fully examine the matter, as there is in the Catholic book, Ben Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)? [Proverbs 18:13-17, John 7:51].



2020-12-07
No Longer Able to be Saved: If someone continually rebels against God or the Holy Spirit, does scripture indicate that one can eventually no longer be saved? [2 Thessalonians 2, Romans 1, Proverbs 29:1].



2020-12-04
Fear of God & Steve's New Books: Compliments on Steve's new book, "Empire of the Son," especially his thoughts on the fear of God. Would you talk about the fear of God? [I Peter 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:11, Revelation 14:7, Proverbs 9:10, Hebrews 12:11, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 23:17].



2020-12-02
God Punishes & Disciplines Us: Does God punish us? [Psalms 103:6-12, I Thessalonians 4:6, 2 Peter 4:13, Hebrews 12:5-12, I Corinthians 11, Proverbs 13:24].
Applying Scripture to Ourselves: How does one know how to apply the Psalms, Proverbs, etc., to oneself? [1 Corinthians 11, Psalm 103:5-6, 2 Timothy 3:16].


2020-11-10
Marxist Agenda of the Democrats: Now that Biden is in, are we going to be persecuted, which is the Marxist agenda? [James 4:2-3, Proverbs 21:1].



2020-11-02
Christians Against Trump: Caller criticizes Steve's comments about Christians who don't use their brains, and will support abortion and Biden. [Proverbs 6:16-19].



2020-10-29
Feelings vs Facts: What scripture should I refer to in order to balance the idea that feelings are not as reliable as facts? [Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 16:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12].



2020-10-15
Righteousness as Filthy Rags: Should we be using the verse about our "righteousness is filthy rags" when evangelism? [Isaiah 64:6, Acts 10:4, Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 1:14, Proverbs, Jeremiah 13:23, Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27].



2020-10-05
Drugs, Occult, & Old Testament Prohibition: Where would I find Old Testament Law about prohibiting drugs and occult potions? [Galatians 5:20, Deuteronomy18:10, Hosea 4:11, Proverbs 4:23, Matthew 15:18].
Meanings of Words in Old Testament Opposed to Modern Meanings (Pharmacia/ Pharmacy): Do you agree with D.A. Carson, in his book, "Exegetical Fallacies", that there is misinterpretation of some words as they are used in the Old Testament and how they are used today?


2020-09-28
Hardened Hearts: Could you help me with my struggle in understanding when the Bible says God hardened people's hearts? [Isaiah 64:6].
Good Works as Filthy Rags & The Ones Who Don't Know Him: If we all deserve hell, and our works are as filthy rags, how does it work for those that have never really had any breaks or opportunity to know Christ? [Isaiah 64:6, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Titus 2:14, Acts 10:34, I Timothy 2:4, 2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11].


2020-09-21
Do Not Take Away From the Scriptures: Would you put a finer point on the passages about the Bible about "not adding or taking away from scripture"? [Revelation 22:18, Deuteronomy 4:2 & 12:32, Proverbs 30:6, Colossians 2:21, Genesis 3:3].



2020-09-15
Proverbs-Lazy Ones Sleep Well?: Steve reflects on a recent call (from Friday, September 11, 2020, last call, 1st Q) about laziness giving good sleep, but it is a poor translation of Proverbs 19:15 in The Living Bible. [Proverbs 19:15].



2020-09-11
Lazy People Sleep Well: Could you talk about the proverb that says that a lazy person sleeps well? [Proverbs 19:15, Ecclesiastes 5:12]. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve reflects more on this answer on the next Tuesday's edition of the show, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, first question/call/tab of the show.)
God's Anger with David Over Census: Why was God angry with David for taking the census and then punishes all of Israel, instead of just David. [2 Samuel 24:1, Daniel 4].


2020-09-04
Bad Kings Ordained by God-Leadership in the Future: Why did God allow bad kings? Were they ordained by God? Can the same thing happen again in the future in the United States? [Hosea 8:4, Romans 13:1, Daniel 2:21, Proverbs 21:1, Acts 5:12].
Matthew713.com: Where is your alternate site, Matthew713.com?


2020-09-03
"Wisdom" as Woman in Proverbs: Why is "Wisdom described as a woman in Proverbs?
Wisdom's Voice as Little Girl's: What do you say to someone who says that wisdom, in the voice of a little girl, has spoken to them?


2020-08-31
Who is in Charge on Earth?: Who is actually in charge on earth? [Proverbs 21:1, Psalms 34:7, Daniel 2:24, Romans 8:28].
The Earth Getting Worse Till the End: Do you think that the earth is going to get worse progressively before He returns? [Revelation 20:7-8].


2020-07-24
Wisdom or Promises in Proverbs: Where does it say that the book of Proverbs is for wisdom and not actually promises? [Proverbs 1].



2020-07-21
Advice for Marriage and Raising Children: Since you have some unique and extensive experience in marriage and raising children, what can you advise me? Recommendation at website under topical lectures; "How to Love your Wife as Christ Loved the Church" [Proverbs 22:6, Proverbs 15:1, Ephesians 5:25]



2020-07-15
Healing Apart from the Medical Field: Caller comments about the need to not always go to the medical profession for healing, and to look to the scripture and to God. [2 Chronicles 16:12, Proverbs 14:30, Philippians 4:8, Matthew 9:12].



2020-06-29
Anxiety & Guilt: Could you help me out with my anxiety and guilt, following quite an accusatory sermon? [I John 2:4, Proverbs 28:1].



2020-06-12
Worry: Can you help me learn not to worry? [Matthew 6, Proverbs 30:25, Proverbs 6:6-11, Proverbs 21:20, Hebrews 13:5].



2020-06-08
Criticism of Trump: Do you think that Trump would get more criticism is he had brought in the military to quell the riots?
Christian Evangelism to Improve Society: Should we not be more concerned about reaching out as believers to one person at a time, rather than trying to work through large protests? [Proverbs 9:10].


2020-06-08
Protests: Casting off Restraints & Poorly Recorded History: Could you comment about someone preaching how appropriate the protests are, drawing a relationship between Jesus casting out the money changers, and how warped our history books are? [Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 21:12].



2020-05-22
Jesus as the Son in the Old Testament: Could you clarify your position about Jesus identified as The Son in the Old Testament, in light of these verses? [Psalm 2:7, Isaiah 9:6, 2 Samuel 7:14, Proverbs 30:3-4, Acts 13:33].



2020-05-11
Children Being Required to Fast: Do you think children should fast, or be required to fast, to overcome sinful behavior?
Train Up a Child: What does the verse in Proverbs mean, "train up a child in the way he should go..." [Proverbs 22:6].
Donations Through PayPal: Can people still donate through PayPal?

2020-04-10
Spiritual or Physical Health: Is God talking about spiritual or physical health in Proverbs 3? [Proverbs 3:7-8].



2020-01-15
Train up a Child: Would you comment on the verse in Proverbs and its application to properly training children and the indication that they will not depart from the Lord? [Proverbs 22:6].



2019-12-11
Jesus' Description in Revelation: What is meant by the description of Jesus in Revelation 1? [Daniel 10, Revelation 1:12-16].
Agar's Description of God: Who is Agar and what is he talking about when he describes God in Proverbs 30?


2019-11-06
Fear of God=Wisdom: What is meant by wisdom beginning with the fear of God? [Proverbs 1, 9].



2018-07-23
Life & Death is in the Tongue: Do you believe that life & death is in the tongue? [Proverbs 18:21]



2018-06-18
Knowledge, Wisdom & Understanding: Knowledge are facts, wisdom is how to apply that knowledge, but what about "understanding"?



2017-11-29
The Scoffer: It says in this verse in Proverbs that if you get rid of the scoffer you'll get rid of contention, strife and reproach. So how do you get rid of the scoffer? [Proverbs 22:10, Proverbs 3:34]



2017-10-05
Proverbs & Ecclesiastes: In the books of Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, what are your favorite Proverbs?
Pursuing Wisdom: There seems to be conflict about the pursuit of wisdom, not pursuing too much.


2017-09-15
The Promises in the Bible: How much of the promises in the Bible can be applied to us? [Joshua 1:9]
Psalms & Proverbs: What about the advice or information from Proverbs? Are they true & appicable?


2017-06-06
Bright & Morning Star: Who is the bright & morning star? Is it Jesus or David? [Revelation 22:16]
Wicked cutoff from the Land: In Proverbs where it says the wicked cut off from the land, is this talking about end time events? [Proverbs 2:21-22]
People who Commit Suicide: Can't God forgive people for suicide?

2017-05-18
Evidential & Presuppositional Apologetics: What is the difference between evidential or presuppositional apologetics, especially regarding creationism.
Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31: Should the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31 actually be being taught to a young girl?


2016-03-25
Holy Spirit Feminine: Is the Holy Spirit feminine? Where do they get that idea? Does it come from the "Wisdom" Scriptures where it talks about "he" & "she"? [1 Corinthians 1:30, Proverbs 8]



2015-10-30
Proverbs: My husband was quoting from Proverbs, & I have a problem reading it. What are your thoughts? [proverbs 22:6]



2015-08-04
Laughter is Medicine: Is there any verse in the Bible about Laughter being good for the soul? [Proverbs 17:2]
The Date During Noah's Flood: Could they keep track of the years back then? Do we know the date way back then?


2015-02-04
Bible Interpretation in Proverbs: Caller wondering if Steve can extrapolate on what Proverbs 30:21-23 means. [Proverbs 30:21-23]



2014-02-25
Solomon's Story in Ecclesiastes 9: What is the point Solomon is trying to make in the story or parable that he mentions in the latter part of Ecclesiastes 9? [Ecclesiastes 9:13-15, Luke 14:11-14]
Ecclesiastes & Wisdom: Is the Book of Ecclesiastes (& Proverbs) just conventional wisdom, but not necessarily to rely on in reality?


2013-01-31
A Fool has no Heart for Wisdom: What does this verse mean about a fool not having a heart for wisdom? [Proverbs 17:16]



2013-01-25
Dog Returning to its Vomit: What does this mean that a dog returns its vomit? [Proverbs 26:11, 1 Peter 2:22]


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