Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for June 2020

Proverbs 30:2 NASB

“Surely I am more stupid than any man, and I do not have the understanding of a man.” Proverbs 30:2 NASB  “Kids Say the Darndest Things” was the name of an old TV show – the title remains true today. My grandkids are always good for a hearty laugh. Sometimes they say some pretty profound…

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Proverbs 29:10 NASB

“Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, but the upright are concerned for his life.” Proverbs 29:10 NASB There is a lot said these days about protecting the vulnerable. Protecting those susceptible to serious consequences if they contract COVID-19 is posed as the reason for the young, vibrant, and healthy to wear masks and social distance.…

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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 What if your brain were Google and you had access to all available information in your head. You certainly would dominate on Jeopardy. In this verse, Solomon is not taking a shot at those who are evil,…

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Proverbs 27:1 NASB

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 NASB “Once upon a time, God’s people were going through pain and problems and he made them a promise: ‘I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans…

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Proverbs 26:2 NASB

“Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, so a curse without cause does not alight.” Proverbs 26:2 NASB “In middle Georgia, a local man ran for county sheriff and garnered only seventeen votes. The day after the election he paraded around town with a gun strapped to his waist. Someone…

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Proverbs 25:1 NASB

“These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.” Proverbs 25:1 NASB A little academic thought to start the day. This is one of only a few of the more than 3000 proverbs of Solomon that King Hezekiah wanted to protect for the future – for us. Up until…

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Proverbs 24:3 NASB

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3 NASB Here is what I know about understanding someone else – it takes effort. I’m talking about really understanding another, complicated, multi-faceted life. And I’m talking about the kind of effort that we rarely have the energy to put into another…

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Proverbs 23:18 NASB

“Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18 NASB Some of us may feel like there has never been a more important time for us to read the first five words of Proverbs 23:18. We need a God-sized promise of a future. The next seven words coupled with…

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Proverbs 22:2 NASB

“The rich and the poor have a common bond, the LORD is the maker of them all.” Proverbs 22:2 NASB It can be so freeing to realize no one is better than you and no one is worse. That we all have intrinsic value because each of us finds all of our worth in our…

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Proverbs 21:30 NASB

“There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the LORD.” Proverbs 21:30 NASB Politicians, business leaders, social activists, and even ministers are offering never-ending advice. They always have, but these days it seems even more prevalent. Add to that group the usual suspects who are a “wealth or counsel” – actors, musicians,…

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