Brave Lady “…the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” (Judges 4:9) Police work is a man’s world. I didn’t say it’s a man’s job. I know better than to say that. I’ve worked with, supervised, and been supervised by lady cops over thirty-three years. I’ve seen them on dangerous calls in…

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Rule of Law or Mob Rule? “And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.” (Luke 23:23) The Jewish clergy convicted Jesus of blasphemy, sentenced Him to death, then took Him to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate: “And the whole…

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“…He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” (1 Corinthians 3:19) You may have heard people say the Bible is not God’s Word and it has contradictions. They may ask questions like, “How can a whale swallow a man?” or “How can a flood cover the whole world?” or “How could the whole Egyptian army…

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Getting Both Sides of the Story    “…But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain:” (Romans 13:4)    God ordained government. Romans 13:1 says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained…

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Four Things to Remember About the Job    “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)    The death of a cop is always a disaster. You may read in the news every so often—too…

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Reproachful Conduct “…by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme,” (2 Samuel 12:14) Picture two guys from church visiting a house. The conversation goes like this: Church Guy #1: Good evening, sir. We’re from the church at Corinth, and we’re in your neighborhood inviting people to church.…

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The Politician’s Prayer “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Ps 139:23-24) America is in a crisis. It involves the COVID-19 virus and our responses to it. People are suffering, not…

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Don’t Be Like Them “Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.” (Psalm 28:1) In this verse, David was afraid of something terrible happening to him. He was afraid that if God…

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Pay Attention to God on Purpose      “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” (1…

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“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Proverbs 29:2)        A good leader realizes that God is over him. Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar learned this lesson the hard way. The prophet Daniel had warned him to repent of his arrogance and sin. He didn’t listen. God…

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