Author Archives: Shawn Thomas

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief daily devotions from own personal Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.

The Most Important Thing

Though surrounded by difficulties and trouble in Psalm 27, David said there was ONE most important thing to him — and it had nothing to do with his problems: “One thing have I asked from the LORD, that I shall … Continue reading

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Prayer For A Backslider

Most of us know someone who had previously had (or seemed to have had) a commitment to the Lord, but who have fallen away from it. Maybe they grew up in church, had godly parents and good spiritual influences in … Continue reading

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Are You A Wise Son?

Proverbs 13 opens: “A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.” We need to understand that these words apply to more than just young children:

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Influence

Proverbs 12:26 declares: “The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” This verse speaks of the infuence that one has on those around him. Those who righteous “guide” their neighbors (implied … Continue reading

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Are Your Thoughts Just?

Proverbs 12:5 declares: “The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.” Like many Proverbs, this verse gives a striking parallel between the righteous and the wicked. Most of us would undoubtedly tend to … Continue reading

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With The Humble Is Wisdom

Proverbs 11:2 says: “When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.” Why would humility help lead you to wisdom? 

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Integrity Is Always Big

Proverbs 11:1 proclaims: “A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, but a just weight is His delight.” This verse reminds us that God is concerned with more than just our “religious” life. He wants us to be honest in … Continue reading

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