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Do You Remember Fantasy Island?

Blog Title Goes Here “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” ‭‭Proverbs 28:19 NLT‬‬ Years back there was a popular television show called Fantasy Island.  On the show, they arranged events for people to live out things they had always hoped for or wanted to do. […]

Tax Day Proverb – Proverbs 28:16

“A ruler with no understanding will oppress his people, but one who hates corruption will have a long life.” Pro 28:16 NLT   Apples and Oranges?  At first it seems like the themes in this week’s Proverb are unrelated.  How are understanding and corruption related to oppression and long life?  We see the direct correlation […]

Pray for the Stubborn

“Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.” Proverbs 28:14 NLT‬‬ I am pretty good at the obvious. What is obvious is how things have changed over the past few decades and seemingly at an ever-increasing pace. What is true is that apart from Christ, people were never good. […]

What Is Holding You Back?

“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Proverbs‬ ‭28:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬ What is holding you back? If you have ever had a pebble in your shoe, a speck in your eye, or a splinter in your finger, you know what a distraction that they can […]

When the Godly Succeed

“When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.”  ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ I have quoted it before, but it is appropriate to mention once again to help illustrate this week’s proverb: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” While the quote’s origin […]

Rich People May Think They Are Wise

“Rich people may think they are wise, but a poor person with discernment can see right through them.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬ If you want to be great at something learn from someone who is great at it! Do not try and learn from someone who is quite the opposite. Warning Classic TV references ahead! You wouldn’t want to […]

Apple of His Eye

“Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God is always looking out for His people; He loves and cherishes you. In fact, the Bible says that we are the Apple of His Eye. (Psalm 17:8). Those that would […]

Can’t Have Your Cake…

“God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law. ” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” I admit that growing up, I would often hear this saying but not really understanding what it meant. I interpreted it as you can’t have it both ways for a particular problem, […]

What is the Cost?

“Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Is it better to be rich or to be poor? We might have a tendency to respond without hesitation, “why rich of course”. A clarifying question might be the wiser response. “What is the cost?” What is the cost to be rich? If […]

A loving but just God

“Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely.” Proverbs 28:5 NLT “Evil people don’t understand.” We often hear that evil people can’t be expected to be good, because they don’t know the One Who is good. Without the Lord, good becomes distorted.   The unbeliever will sometimes project who they […]