Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Salt and Light

Proverbs 31:2 AMP

“What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what [shall I advise you], O son of my vows?”  Before our children were born my wife and I prayed for them. We didn’t even know if they were male of female but, we had confidence that they would marry well, treat others…

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Proverbs 30:5 NIV

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”  Flawless. Ponder the depth and reality of that word. It is either the height of arrogance or a simply stated yet mind boggling, earth shattering truth. What would it take for us to have one day of flawless…

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Proverbs 29:9 NIV

“If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.” Some of you may know that I have been reviewing movies on the radio for over 30 years. The scenes that most tellingly set up what’s coming next are those where the criminal or the…

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Proverbs 28:15 NIV

“Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.”  “Satan prowls but he’s a lion on a leash” Ann Voskamp The lion is used to represent, in various ways and at various times, both God and Satan in the Bible. Here it represents a ruler being used by Satan.…

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Proverbs 27:5 NIV

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.” The next verse expounds on these 7 powerful words. The idea is about faithful wounds from a friend. What!!! No thanks right. Enough wounds come from enemies. Why in the world would I want wounds from a friend. There have probably been some in your past who claimed…

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Proverbs 26:28 NIV

“A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.” Readers Digest once gave a list of histories greatest lies. Not sure they truly heard all the lies ever told but, here are a few of their top 10: The Black Sox Baseball Players. P.T. Barnum’s Circus of Frauds. The Cuban Missile…

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Proverbs 25:28 NIV

“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” A 2016 article in the magazine Vox by Brian Resnick titled “The Myth of Self-control” caught my attention yesterday. I had been reading various commentsries on this passage when I took a minute to google the subject. I was initially looking…

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Proverbs 24:30 NIV

“I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;”    Interestingly Solomon was not out to check on the field’s that were providing for the people of his kingdom. He noticed this field neglected and the protective fence in disrepair on the course of his journey. He…

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Proverbs 23:1 NIV

‬ “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you,” Most of proverbs, as the writer indicates, is meant for his son. In the same way God intends it for all His children. The authors style helps us see our fathers heart in every word. Where as much of scripture…

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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.”  One of the many benefits of living in this area for almost 40 years is that you get to know many of the people. As youth minister, pastor, businessman and now leading a ministry to business leaders…

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