Influencing culture for the Kingdom

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Proverbs 24:11 NASB

“Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.” Proverbs 24:11 NASB   This is a tough verse in a lot of ways. It certainly applies to being willing to take an unpopular stand, at times. Imagine Esther and how standing for The Jewish…

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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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Proverbs 4:4 NIV

“Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.” Proverbs 4:4 NIV   Another translation puts it this way, “Let your heart retain my words.” David spent a lot of time preparing Solomon’s heart as a young child to…

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Proverbs 1:3 NIV

“… for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;” Proverbs 1:3 NIV   I have a challenge for you. Actually a few challenges. We have been sharing a verse every day from that day’s chapter in Proverbs for many years now. Reading a chapter from Proverbs every day for…

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Proverbs 14:31 NIV

“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” Proverbs 14:31 NIV   We all know how there was ‘no room in the Inn.’ Granted, if the Innkeeper had any idea Who was about to be born, he would have given up his own room. But…

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Proverbs 5:7 NASB

“Now then, my sons, listen to me and do not depart from the words of my mouth.” Proverbs 5:7 NASB   When my kids were little, my wife and I wrestled with what to tell them about Santa, the Easter Bunny, and other fantasy figures. On one hand, we never wanted to lie or deceive…

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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 It can be a truly painful thing to be right and not able to state it or convince others that you are. It takes incredible self-awareness to be more interested in peace than submitting to the desire…

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Proverbs 14:5 NASB

“A trustworthy witness will not lie, but a false witness utters lies.” Proverbs 14:5 NASB There is a reason Jesus called Himself “The Truth.” In a world of gray, there is a deep eternal longing for the clarity of Truth. As Jesus followers, we are called to simply report the Truth. At times, we work…

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Proverbs 11:2 NASB

“When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2 NASB1995   I read a blog about heroic humility that described the “(vision) of heroic humility — humility of such great depth that it inspires others. Humility has three parts: an honest self-appraisal (including an attitude that one is teachable), modest…

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Proverbs 8:3 NIV

“… beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud:” Proverbs 8:3 NIV   This passage and the verses surrounding it represent one of the reasons I’ve decided to dedicate much of the remainder of my life in ministry to The Edge. We all must get God’s Truth out of the…

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