Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Salt and Light

Proverbs 15:3 NIV

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15:3 NIV   There was some heartbreak around our house a couple days ago when we learned that a minister we have followed and learned from for years had led a very secret and dark life. When I heard…

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Proverbs 11:17 NIV

“Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.” Proverbs 11:17 NIV   Have you ever touched a leper? Join the club – neither have I, at least not that I’m aware of, and I’m pretty sure I would have known if I had. Jesus did. We hear that and don’t…

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Proverbs 9:5 NKJV

“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.” Proverbs 9:5 NKJV   Some theologians draw a correlation between this verse and the New Testament story of Jesus breaking the bread and sharing the wine with His disciples (the Last Supper). Though most see that as a stretch, we know that…

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Proverbs 4:11 NIV

“I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.” Proverbs 4:11 NIV   Walk a little slower, Dad, ‘cos I am only small. I’m following in your footsteps, and I don’t want to fall. Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be; Then I will have…

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Proverbs 1:11 NIV

“If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul;” Proverbs 1:11 NIV   The sense of belonging can be one of the most powerful forces in the human experience. There are numerous examples, both good and bad, of what a person will do to feel…

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Proverbs 28:1 NIV

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 NIV Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Every year around that day I post a picture of four Israeli women soldiers. Above their picture was another picture of four older women walking in front of a group of others…

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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 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 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 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   I was in a discussion the other day with a lifelong friend. We were talking about the news of the day. It was a subject we seldom discuss since we usually choose…

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