Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Posts by Kevin Flannagan

Proverbs 22:4 NASB

“The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor, and life.” Proverbs 22:4 NASB   Humility is a correct view of oneself while fear of the Lord is a correct view of God. Humility is not a low view of ourselves. In working with teenagers years ago, I used to try…

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Proverbs 21:7 NASB

“The violence of the wicked will drag them away, because they refuse to act with justice.” Proverbs 21:7 NASB   If you know me one thing you know is, I’m a movie guy. I have hosted a radio show reviewing movies for over 30 years. One thing about the movie making world is that many…

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Proverbs 20:3 NASB

“Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, but any fool will quarrel.” Proverbs 20:3 NASB Pretty appropriate verse for today. Might I suggest a social media fast? If not that, how about a content fast. That is to say, what if today we only posted pics of our kids or grandkids. Maybe…

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Proverbs 19:6 NASB

“Many will seek the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.” Proverbs 19:6 NASB Swing and a miss.  Much of the world may believe that connecting with rich and powerful people is the way to get ahead in life, but as followers of God we know better.…

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Proverbs 18:4 NASB

“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.” Proverbs 18:4 NASB I used to think this proverb meant that the words everyone speaks are deep and meaningful. It didn’t take long, especially around certain people, to realize that was not what Solomon meant at all. Not…

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Proverbs 17:3 NASB

“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests hearts.” Proverbs 17:3 NASB I have shared on this in recent months. It just seems very relevant again today. Judging another’s heart and motives is way too common these days, and I am awed by how often and confidently I…

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Proverbs 16:2 NASB

“All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the LORD weighs the motives.” Proverbs 16:2 NASB I’ve watched, as most of us have, the craziness of the past week and really the past few months. At times I found myself wondering how other people could get everything so wrong. I…

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Proverbs 15:1 AMP

“A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, but harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 AMP   When I finished placing the first verse into today’s devotional I almost stopped and just left it there. I mean seriously, does this need much explanation, especially in today’s world? If…

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