Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for September 2020

Proverbs 30:7 NIV

“Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die:” Proverbs 30:7 NIV   The writer of the 30th chapter of Proverbs tells us that he has two requests of God; only two lifelong things He wants from the God of the universe. They are pretty basic requests, not necessarily easy…

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Proverbs 29:26 NIV

“Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.” Proverbs 29:26 NIV   I, along with many of you, have watched a lot of people tell us about the need for justice and where it will come from. I, along with many of you, have come to…

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Proverbs 28:5 NIV

“Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.” Proverbs 28:5 NIV Some people don’t understand why anyone would not fudge on a few details or facts if it meant they could get what they want, especially if what they wanted was money or power. Even though I…

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Proverbs 27:17 NIV

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NIV   As the theme verse for The Edge ministry, I have to work very intentionally not to share about this verse every month. In both the agrarian and military culture of the time, the original hearers and readers of this verse would have…

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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   An 1886 fable by Leo Tolstoy titled ‘Ivan the Fool’ “describes the struggles of three brothers and a sister with the Old Devil. Although the story is usually considered a children’s…

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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   Dr. Paul Little wrote a pair of books that helped me greatly as a young minister called “Know What You Believe” and “Know Why You Believe.” Both gave me…

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Proverbs 24:11 NASB

“Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, oh hold them back.” Proverbs 24:11 NASB Yesterday, I read an article on History.com which began with this paragraph: “In a time when Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party was engulfing Europe in hatred and fear, everyday heroes emerged to stand…

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Proverbs 23:4 NASB

“Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it.” Proverbs 23:4 NASB   I had an interesting conversation with the distributor of our documentary “Love Goes Public,” yesterday. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it on Amazon (shameless plug). I have recently been in contact with the leader of a…

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Proverbs 22:19 NASB

“So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.” Proverbs 22:19 NASB   I have two reminders that come up on my calendar app every day. The first is a reminder from 717pray.com(part of The Edge ministry) to take 30 seconds and pray for my grandchildren and one…

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