Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for March 2021

Proverbs 31:9 Amp

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, And administer justice for the afflicted and needy.”  In terms of Holy Week today is known as “Spy Wednesday”. Even though no one loves a good spy story more than me, a movie or book especially, the reason this day is known as “Spy Wednesdsy” is not a good one.…

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Proverbs 30:8 NIV

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”  Of all the things we think of that occurred during Holy Week one of the least understood is the cursing of the fig tree in Matthew 21:10. To those who don’t really know the story…

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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.”  Over the years I have seen many people who try diligently to get to know the “important” people in their world. I watched it first working with teenagers. Many of them desperately wanted and made great effort to…

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Proverbs 28:2 NIV

“When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.”  This may be an unpopular devotion. It has nothing to do with your political party or lack there of. Matthew Henry puts it this way, “National sins bring national disorders and the disturbance of the public repose:…

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Proverbs 27:23

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;”  I had a great zoom call the other day to listen to an inspiring team of young men and women as they  presented a new ministry they will be doing with business entrepreneurs in Mexico City. I think it is…

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Proverbs 26:20 NIV

“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.”  One of my wife’s favorite things to do is a good ‘burn’. We own a few acres of wooded land around our house and a ‘burn’ is when you light the ground on fire and the leaves, dead weeds and debris slowly…

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Proverbs 25:1 NIV

“These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:”    If I was King or President I would spend a great deal of time in God’s word. I would put special emphasis on The Proverbs and ultimately really focus on these last 6 chapters. The 31 chapters of Proverbs…

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Proverbs 24:1 NIV

“Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;”  As much as I’m not a great fan of Facebook I do like the feature where pictures I’ve posted over the years pop up each day in my feed. The other day a picture from a spring break trip came up. Remember spring break? That…

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Proverbs 23:26 NIV

‬ “My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,”  God is the ultimate gentleman. Satan is the exact opposite. If you want your sons to know how to treat people have them look at God or as Jesus tells us we can watch Him to see His Father. Want…

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