Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for May 2020

Proverbs 21:8 NASB

“The way of a guilty man is crooked, but as for the pure, his conduct is upright.” Proverbs 21:8 NASB “In 500 BC, priests of ancient India would suss out thieves by sooting the tails of donkeys and putting them in dark tents. The suspected thieves were advised to enter the tent and pull the…

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Proverbs 20:15 NASB

“There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; but the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.” Proverbs 20:15 NASB The one thing I’m noticing in business leaders these days is that they are all paying attention to who is doing the smart and right thing. At least the wise ones are. Knowing that…

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Proverbs 19:1 NASB

“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.”  Proverbs 19:1 NASB Everything from fake sanitizer to fake masks are being sold to an unsuspecting public. Price gouging claims are rampant nationwide. There is no shortage of people trying to rip off others to…

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Proverbs 18:9 NASB

“He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys.” Proverbs 18:9 NASB “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” (Mark Twain) There is often a temptation to only do what is necessary.…

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Proverbs 17:5 NASB

“He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; he who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 17:5 NASB This is an interesting time, economically. I’m reading that the crisis that has been left behind by the Corona virus in 3rd world nations may be two generations from overcoming. That crisis is poverty. In…

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Proverbs 16:20 NASB

“He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.” Proverbs 16:20 NASB Go back to work. Don’t go back to work. Go out to eat, go to church, go shopping, or don’t. Everybody has an opinion. Some very strong, and some just bewildered. My opinion…

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Call #4 – Lead With Care and Trust – Mark Smith

Call #4 – Lead With Care and Trust – Mark Smith Date: May 7, 2020 Guest speaker: Mark Smith, Chaplain, ITC Holding Scripture: John 21:15-17 Description: Jesus set the ultimate example of how to lead. In this intimate scene, Jesus gives us cues on how to lead the people we have in our charge today.…

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Proverbs 15:23 NASB

“A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word!” Proverbs 15:23 NASB It’s amazing how busy a person can get while being “safer at home” during the Covid 19 pandemic. My routine quickly developed. Up early, get lots of ministry needs and goals handled by midafternoon, start running socially…

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Proverbs 14:4 NASB

“Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, but much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4 NASB My goodness, we have witnessed this in a modern-day example. Quite literally, we see empty restaurants and other businesses, and, being empty, they are certainly clean. In another example, perhaps a little closer to…

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Proverbs 13:3 NASB

“The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3 NASB I ran across this the other day and found it to be a solid challenge, rebuke, and reminder: “Lord, save me from the sins of my tongue and the flaws of character that…

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