November 25: “A Political Post. You May Be Wrong. Get Over it.”

Some Christians refuse to submit to and pray for government leaders because their views are in conflict with Scripture. Yet, those same Christians won’t read what Scripture has to say about submitting to and praying for governmental leaders.

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September 7: “Christians and Those in Authority”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11 Corinthians 12Ezekiel 10Psalm 49 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 2 Samuel 1:14 (CSB): “David questioned him, ‘How is it that you were not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?’” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): The verse I have chosen for today […]

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July 4: “When (and Why) A Christian Must Speak Out Against Government”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 6:6-27Psalms 135-136Isaiah 66Matthew 14 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Matthew 14:3-4 (CSB): “For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, since John had been telling him, ‘It’s not lawful for you to have her.’” Reflections […]

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June 6: “Christians and Civil Disobedience”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 1:1-53 Acts 4:1-37 Psalm 124:1-8 Proverbs 16:24 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Acts 4:18-20 (CSB): “So they called for them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it’s right in the sight of God for […]

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To retaliate or not to retaliate, that is the question

One of the hardest things to do (and yet one of the clearest signs that we’re a child of God) is non-retaliation. I don’t know about you but when someone wrongs me in word or deed, while outwardly I may keep my composure, I often don’t do so well internally. I mull over the injustice. […]

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God gives us the leaders we deserve

Oftentimes, folks may not like the governmental leaders who are over them. Yet, that only brings out a biblical truth – God is the one who installs the leaders. Sure, our nation is one where we get to vote on who our leaders will be. But ultimately, God is working out His plan and determines […]

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Praying for a President we may not like or agree with…

When I was in a college, I owned an old ’82 Datsun 200SX. Initially, I loved the car but then it developed some problems. I took it to the mechanic and they told me that the problem was electrical. For them to identify and fix the problem would cost more than the car was worth. […]

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Church, State, and Truth-telling

I was recently in a conversation with a well-intentioned Christian. We were talking about a potential moral dilemma that, if a reality, should be addressed by the Christian community at large. However, he informed me that I was forbidden by the U.S. government from talking about the issue from the pulpit. I bristled. Why? Because […]

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Abortion, Lies and God’s Blessings

Anyone who denies that there are conundrums in Scripture that cannot be easily explained has never read the Scriptures. But what else would we expect from a Book written by men moved by God? If it was simply the product of men, all of the “problems” would have been resolved. Since it was written by God, we should […]

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