Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for June 2021

Proverbs 30:4 NIV

“Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!”  I just had a great conversation…

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Proverbs 29:1 NIV

“Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.”  If you read that verse and were tempted to skip this mornings devotion I don’t blame you. Most months as I read this chapter looking for the verse the Lord would have me share about I’m pretty quick to get past this verse and…

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Proverbs 28:9 NIV

“If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.”  Solomon’s dad taught him this valuable principle. I remember as a young teen being a part of a group that got in trouble from some mischievous behavior that actually bordered on criminal. The whole group of us were suspended from our…

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Proverbs 27:1 NIV

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  This is a reminder about presuming on the future. The longer you live the more you will see your clear understanding of what is in your future change. At 20 I knew exactly what my future was going to be.…

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Proverbs 26:10 NIV

“Hire a fool or a drunk and you shoot yourself in the foot.”  There is a very interesting take on this section by some theologians that seems very relevant to The Edge leader and employee. I’ll start at their ultimate conclusion. We need to pray diligently for those in our companies or on our teams…

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Proverbs 25:27 NIV

“It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.”  One of the more difficult things for many people is correctly handling a compliment. The first issue is is it really deserved, second is how to handle it with class and proper dignity. Thank you. Try, that again,…

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Proverbs 24:10 NIV

“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”  Solomon is not taking a shot at those who get overwhelmed by life. He’s not even necessarily being hard on the quitter, although he certainly is not embracing the strategy either. Here he us clearly reminding us by a simple question that…

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Proverbs 23:10 NIV

“Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,” This close to Father’s Day it seems appropriate to take a look at Gods relationship to the fatherless. Many of the teenagers I’ve worked with over the years have grown up without a father in the house. In most cases…

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Proverbs 22:11 NIV

“One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.”  This is a nice description of The Edge business person. It speaks to the person who is honest and loves a pure heart. These are the kind of people we all want to do business with whether…

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Proverbs 21:3 NIB

“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”  At first blush doing “what is right and just” would seem to be a sacrifice. To fully grasp what Solomon is saying here we need to understand that some people deceive themselves with a conceited belief that, if they offer…

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