Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for May 2020

Proverbs 31:8 NASB

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate.” Proverbs 31:8 NASB Early in my Christian life, I wanted to go into politics. One of my degrees is in political science. I really believed that the most powerful, and therefore, influential places to be was the US Senate. I have since…

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Proverbs 30:18 NASB

“There are three things which are too wonderful for me, four which I do not understand” Proverbs 30:18 NASB Need somewhere to put your focus today? How about a beautiful sunrise or sunset at the beach? Or maybe looking across a stunning serene mountain lake. Or, how about a babbling brook in the middle of…

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Proverbs 29:7 NASB  

“The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, the wicked does not understand such concern.” Proverbs 29:7 NASB   In the past few days, I have seen people who are notoriously silent on political and social issues speak out. They have spoken with a single voice. Oh, there have been a few disparate…

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Proverbs 28:5 NASB

“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand all things.” Proverbs 28:5 NASB That sounds tempting – understanding everything. It’s seems a bit god-like actually. There is a big (endless, actually) gap between knowing and understanding. “Knowledge is something that you accumulate through learning. Understanding is something that you know…

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Proverbs 27:17 NASB

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NASB  Over the years, I have found this verse driving a lot of my journey. Before “The Edge” existed, this passage was the focus of where a small group of us knew the ministry would find its purpose. The name, “The Edge,” came straight out…

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Proverbs 26:12 NASB

“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 26:12 NASB I use to say that the wisest people I ever knew or currently know never talk as though they are aware of being wise. Part of what I’ve learned about their wisdom…

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Proverbs 25:26 NASB

“Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26 NASB I was discussing some great ministers I have encountered over the years with a close friend. After one name was mentioned, I could tell there was something on his mind. With a little prodding…

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Proverbs 24:10 NASB

”If you are slack in the day of distress, your strength is limited.” Proverbs 24:10 NASB   I saw this yesterday and had to laugh. “For the first time in history we can save the human race by laying in front of the TV and doing nothing. LET’S NOT SCREW THIS UP!” Then it struck…

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Proverbs 23:7 NASB

“For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.” Proverbs 23:7 NASB Yesterday my 2-year-old granddaughter shared her personal mantra with my wife and me. After each phrase she threw a fist boldly in the air as she proclaimed, “I am…

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Proverbs 22:3 NASB

“The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.” Proverbs 22:3 NASB Today, I watched our 18-month-old grandson (Harris) attempt to run away from his mother. As she caught him by the arm he started yelling, “Go! Go! Go!” As usual I just watched the activity,…

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