Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for March 2021

Proverbs 22:28 NIV

“Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.”  I have had two conversations in the past few months with property owners in a nearby, somewhat, rural county. Both conversations centered on the fact that the recorded property lines for their places were off when recent surveys were done. In one case…

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Proverbs 21:30 NIV

‬ “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” This is not a political thought. That being said, I don’t know which side of the political divide you may be on but there certainly is a political divide. At times it’s been interesting to watch the different sides declare…

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Proverbs 20:12 NIV

“Ears that hear and eyes that see— the Lord has made them both.”  There is nothing about nature that does not find its creation and source in the creator of the universe. He not only designed all of the elements of the most beautiful sunrise and the stunning night sky but also the most practical…

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Proverbs 19:11 NIV

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”  When a person experiences anger the brain causes the body to release stress hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline. That’s great in sports competitions or if your life is in immanent danger. At other times I suspect most of us do not make…

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Proverbs 18:19 NIV

“A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.”  There are very few people more aggravating then family and close friends. They are also the ones we need to work the hardest to prevent arguing and fighting with. These are the ones we are most…

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Proverbs 17:1 NIV

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.” ‬‬ I once knew a mobster. Truly, a real mobster, Columbo crime family mobster. He loved to talk about ‘family’ and how revered the concept was to true mobsters. After watching him in action as well as hearing the…

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Proverbs 16:9 NIV

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”  Unlike critters, we have the innate ability to plan a course and follow it to its natural conclusion. We even have the ability to adjust to changing or unexpected circumstances. Animals operate strictly by instinct and glandular responses. We can do that,…

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Proverbs 15:12 NIV

“Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.”  Over the years I have intentionally built relationships with men who are outside the things of God. They don’t attend church, go to Bible studies or do many of the typical things we associate with being a Christian. As I mentioned, this was intentional. After listening to…

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