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Rev. David Bast

Rev. David Bast

Rev. Dave Bast retired as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope in January 2017, after 23 years with the ministry. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.
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Keep Your Hand on the Tiller

Read: James 3:1-12 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. (Prov. 10:19) Have you ever wished you could take back something you

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True Humility

Read: Philippians 2:1-11 Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. (Prov. 3:34) The apostle Peter quoted this proverb, then drew a practical lesson from

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Do You Want to Be Forgiven?

Read: Matthew 18:21-35 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. (Prov. 21:13) You’re familiar with the concept of poetic

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Who Speaks for the Poor?

Read: Amos 5:11-24 Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. (Prov. 31:8) What does Proverbs mean when it tells us to open our

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Look at the Ants!

Read: Matthew 25:1-13 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. (Prov. 6:6) One of the themes Proverbs returns to again and again is the importance

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Friend or Foe?

Read: Matthew 26:47-52 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Prov. 27:6) As an illustration of the wisdom of this proverb, consider the

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Train Your Child

Read: 2 Samuel 18:24-33 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) Every Christian parent

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Sweeter than Honey

Read: Psalm 19 Eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you

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Victory Belongs to the Lord

Read: Psalm 33 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD. (Prov. 21:31) In the psalmist’s day, horses and chariots were

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