Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for December 2020

Proverbs 31:25 NIV

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 NIV   How many of us can truly say we can “laugh at the days to come?” I don’t know about you, but I really want to. Much has been said about the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” and it…

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Proverbs 30:5 NIV

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 NIV   It won’t be long until you can shout, “Hey 2020, you couldn’t beat me. I’ve survived the worst you had and I’m marching boldly into 2021.” Ok, maybe not marching, or even boldly, for…

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Proverbs 29:1 NIV

“Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.” Proverbs 29:1 NIV   Hey, I get it. All the comments about wanting next year to “go back to normal.” But seriously, was last year’s normal really how you want the rest of your story to be written? God certainly doesn’t. His plan is…

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Proverbs 28:1 AMP

“The wicked flee when no one pursues them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 AMP Forgive me, but in my ADD world I pictured 2020 trying to flee into 2021. As followers of Christ, we enter the New Year boldly knowing that not only is God with us today, but…

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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 thru 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;…

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Proverbs 26:6 AMP

“He who sends a message by the hand of a fool Cuts off his own feet (sabotages himself) and drinks the violence [it brings on himself as a consequence].” Proverbs 26:6 AMP   Ok, so yesterday was the ‘big day.’ Birth of Jesus, long expected, literally centuries, Messiah arrived. Now what. Well, I’m glad you…

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Proverbs 25:2 NASB

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Proverbs 25:2 NASB   You probably already know how Coca-Cola and Montgomery Ward contributed mightily to what we know of the modern Christmas season. You might be less familiar with what the Christmas wreath originally…

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Proverbs 24:14 AMP

“Know that [skillful and godly] wisdom is [so very good] for your life and soul; If you find wisdom, then there will be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation will not be cut off.” Proverbs 24:14 AMP   “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of…

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Proverbs 23:4 AMP

“Do not weary yourself [with the overwhelming desire] to gain wealth; Cease from your own understanding of it.” Proverbs 23:4 AMP   We are getting ready for the New Year; it’s literally a smidge over a week away. First, we will move through Christmas. One of the most opulent times of the year. I use…

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Proverbs 22:6 GNB

“Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives.” Proverbs 22:6 GNB   I was recently reading an article about life truths. A couple struck me as particularly powerful. “Toxic, nasty people are projecting their inner misery.” “We all want love and acceptance.” “Money doesn’t automatically bring happiness.”  “True fulfillment…

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