Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 19:1 NASB

“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.”

But what if you’re both? Yep, just because your poor doesn’t make you not perverse. You see some times I think we default to the position that if we are not one thing God, or Solomon, mention as bad we think that automatically makes us the other. Nope, without Jesus and pursuing His direction in our story we will inevitably represent all things that oppose and offend our heavenly Father. We certainly should pursue Gods character traits in our journey but ultimately we will reflect whoever we serve. The issue is not seeking nonperversity or poverty in our life. We pursue God and the byproduct is His character reflected in our life. As William Law put it, “If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.”  This verse is not about living the ascetics life. It is not to elevate being poor. Actually rich and not perverse is not necessarily a better or worse situation (although you do want to consider the whole camel through the eye of a needle thing). The bottom line is don’t be a fool, walk in integrity. God shows the contrasts between living for him and living for ourselves throughout His word. The bottom line with Him is that we always live in obedience to Him and everything else pales or is irrelevant or even sin by comparison. What are you chasing in your journey that prevents or at the least hinders your pursuit of God and His call on your life. Today remove it or reprioritize it to reflect Gods powerful and excellent call on your journey. #BeTheEdge

 

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20 NASB