Month: June 2018

Integrity Promotes a Righteous Person

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?Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. Then these men said, ?We shall not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God?? (Daniel 6:4-5).

Live so as to silence your critics.

Whenever God exalts a righteous person, there will be those who are jealous and who criticize. Sometimes, as in Daniel?s case, the jealousy turns to bitter opposition. But Daniel?s accusers had a problem: try as they may, they could find no ground of accusation against him. He was blameless and above reproach in his character and political dealings. Their only option was to somehow…

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Pillars of Authority–Integrity

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I read an article awhile back about a one hundred year-old hotel in Fiji that became infested with termites. They entered the hotel through small cracks in the foundation and walls. While they didn’t do extensive damage to the structure itself, they destroyed much of the furniture and cabinetry. Vast sections of the hotel were essentially gutted; the furniture and fixtures taken outside the town and burned.

Last week I talked about authority and Truth. Since God is above and before all, the source of all, He is the only one not subject to anything or anyone else. He is the ultimate authority, and He gave all authority to Christ. Ultimate authority has to be rooted in an eternal, unchanging truth. That truth is not a concept or ideology, but a person…the person of Jesus Christ.

In Truth (Christ) there is freedom, therefore Godly authority always brings freedom because Godly authority…

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Pillars of Authority–Truth

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A mentor and friend of mine once told me, “When it comes to light and darkness, there is no power struggle, there is only a truth struggle.”

There is no way to measure the greatness of our Father. Therefore there is no way to measure how small everything else is compared to Him. It’s not just that He has unmatched power. It’s that He possess a supremacy of authority, and power always concedes to authority. Power always concedes to authority, because power is contingent on other factors, while realauthority is always rooted in truth.

Here’s the thing: Truth is not to be confused with fact. Facts are valid and important, but facts are representations of cause and effect. Truth is always representative of a person, ultimately the person of God. Let me give an example: That Jesus died on the cross is fact. That God gave His Son because of His…

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Faith’s Checkbook by C.H. Spurgeon

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Devotional for Saturday June 23, 2018

The Enemy Frustrated

Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. (2 Kings 19:32)

Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. The Lord is able to stop the enemies of His people in the very act. When the lion has the lamb between his jaws, the great Shepherd of the sheep can rob him of his prey. Our extremity only provides an opportunity for a grander display of divine power and wisdom.

In the case before us, the terrible foe did not put in an appearance before the city which he thirsted to destroy. No annoying arrow could he shoot over the walls, and no besieging engines…

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Chuck Swindoll: 10 Leadership Lessons Learned in 50 Years of Leadership

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https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/chuck-swindoll-10-leadership-lessons-learned-in-50-years-of-leadership/

Chuck Swindoll: 10 Leadership Lessons Learned in 50 Years of Leadership

October 9, 2009 |
Chuck Swindoll, accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at Catalyst 09, offered the following lessons he has learned:

  1. It’s lonely to lead. Leadership involves tough decisions. The tougher the decision, the lonelier it is.
  2. It’s dangerous to succeed. I’m most concerned for those who aren’t even 30 and are very gifted and successful. Sometimes God uses someone right out of youth, but usually he uses leaders who have been crushed.
  3. It’s hardest at home. No one ever told me this in Seminary.
  4. It’s essential to be real. If there’s one realm where phoniness is common, it’s among leaders. Stay real.
  5. It’s painful to obey. The Lord will direct you to do some things that won’t be your choice. Invariably you will give up what you want to do for the cross.
  6. Brokenness and failure are…

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