Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Prayer

Proverbs 12:25 NASB

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25 NASB I just saw this headline: “‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ has increased during coronavirus pandemic, study shows.” The article says, “The study found the incidence of stress cardiomyopathy…increased by a significant 7.8 percent during the pandemic’s initial apex…. The findings…

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Proverbs 11:10 NASB

“When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.” Proverbs 11:10 NASB One of my very closest friends for decades was hurt in a serious mishap yesterday. When his wife called to inform me that he was in an ambulance headed to the emergency room…

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Proverbs 30:2 NASB

“Surely I am more stupid than any man, and I do not have the understanding of a man.” Proverbs 30:2 NASB  “Kids Say the Darndest Things” was the name of an old TV show – the title remains true today. My grandkids are always good for a hearty laugh. Sometimes they say some pretty profound…

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Proverbs 27:1 NASB

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 NASB “Once upon a time, God’s people were going through pain and problems and he made them a promise: ‘I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans…

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Proverbs 24:3 NASB

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3 NASB Here is what I know about understanding someone else – it takes effort. I’m talking about really understanding another, complicated, multi-faceted life. And I’m talking about the kind of effort that we rarely have the energy to put into another…

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Proverbs 23:18 NASB

“Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18 NASB Some of us may feel like there has never been a more important time for us to read the first five words of Proverbs 23:18. We need a God-sized promise of a future. The next seven words coupled with…

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Proverbs 30:5 NASB

“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5 NASB There are so many promises of God to us both corporately and individually throughout the Bible. There are also conditions attached to some of those promises. The thing that is sometimes missed is that the…

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