Morality

A Proverb a Day Keeps Sin Away

This week we celebrate the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. I never knew Bush the Elder on a personal level, but met him during the 1980’s. President Bush was an honorable man who served his family and country faithfully.

When I think of him, the character qualities of humility, loyalty and civility come to mind. These and many other traits are marvelously expounded in the Bible’s “Wisdom Book”–Proverbs.

If “imitation is the greatest form of admiration,” then we would do well to follow our former president’s example by re-discovering the moral power of the book of Proverbs.

After all, a proverb a day keeps sin away.

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The Bible and the Constitution: Two Compasses That Matter

The Pacific Northwest was rocked yesterday by the death of Paul Allen, co-Microsoft founder, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, global philanthropist and the world’s 21st richest person.

Though Paul Allen and I were born two months apart in 1953 and grew up in the same part of the country. we never met and I know nothing about the the most important thing in his life–his relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

I do know that every person and nation follows a “compass” for behavior that affects all they do and that determines their destiny. Two such “compasses” are the Bible and the US Constitution.

They stand tall as two compasses that matter.

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Freedom Wins: The Primary Lesson from the Kavanaugh Victory

October 6, 2018 should go down in history as a “Day of Renewal” in the United States. It brings to mind the following Scripture that was used to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 (actually July 2, but the press got it wrong):

“Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10). 

This particular verse is fittingly inscribed upon the Liberty Bell, enshrined near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It speaks of the triumph of law, principle, truth, and victory over mobs and tyrants.

Justice Kavanaugh’s victory as the 114th justice of the United States declares the same.

Freedom wins.

What is the primary lesson from the Kavanaugh victory?

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