Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for July 2020

Proverbs 31:8 NASB

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate.” Proverbs 31:8 NASB   This is not hard. It may cost you two of the most precious things in your life, time and money, but it is very doable. Jesus told us many things about the poor and downtrodden. Perhaps the most powerful…

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Call #10 – What the Servants Knew

Call #10 – What the Servants Knew Date: July 30, 2020 Scripture text: John 2:1-11 The most important words in the Bible for Christians we not spoken by Jesus but by His mother. They are the key to changing the world and living a life of power. https://betheedge.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Challenge-Call-10.m4a Recent Calls Challenge Call #34 – “Honoring…

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Proverbs 30:9 NASB

“That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the LORD?” Or that I not be in want and steal and profane the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:9 NASB Currently, people who previously did not have interest in eternal things are now pondering them. It is true of those who know…

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Proverbs 29:3 NASB

“A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.” Proverbs 29:3 NASB   This verse begs the question of ‘what does it look like to love wisdom?’ It certainly contrasts the love of wisdom by following that statement with one about throwing away your life…

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Proverbs 28:6 NASB

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich.” Proverbs 28:6 NASB Integrity is such a singularly powerful word. Businesses thrive when they are seen to operate reflecting it. Leaders are revered when they exhibit it. The dictionary defines it this way, “the quality of being…

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Proverbs 27:17 NASB

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NASB   Could Jesus have done His ministry alone? After all, He was a member of the Triune God. He had His father and the Holy Spirit always and everywhere, except maybe for a moment on the cross, right? But He picked the twelve disciples.…

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Proverbs 26:22 NASB

“The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.” Proverbs 26:22 NASB   The pain caused by spreading gossip can be incalculable. Medical research tells us there can be a significant physical toll, as well. “It can come in the form of untrue rumors…

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Proverbs 25:8 NASB

“Do not go out hastily to argue your case; otherwise, what will you do in the end, when your neighbor humiliates you?” Proverbs 25:8 NASB   The pressures of today have not necessarily caused people to start making bad decisions. We have watched as very important people make hasty decisions and then reverse those decisions…

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Proverbs 24:29 NASB

Do not say, “Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.” Proverbs 24:29 NASB   Revenge and getting even are pretty much the same thing. When it’s deserved, we can feel really justified in wanting it. However, it is ultimately very…

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Proverbs 23:5 NASB

“When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.” Proverbs 23:5 NASB “Chase the vision, not the money.” (Tony Hsieh) When I was 15 and taking driver’s ed, I was intrigued by the idea that I was not to look…

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