Breakfast with Solomon - Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" When you take a stand for what is right, you are blessed. You may suffer but it means you have taken a stand on the side of right and not just expedient or selfish or practical. At this point we must have a discussion about what is right. Those in Jesus’ culture did not have any question about that. What was right lived inside of the boundaries of the Ten Commandments. All Jesus did was clarify what righteousness was as a positive. It was to meet the needs of others. It was to love. The people of Jesus’ day had tried to fashion righteousness out of not crossing the boundaries of th

Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 12:27

"A lazy man does not roast his prey, but the precious possession of a man is diligence" lazy This is the Hebrew word emiyyah which means laxness, slackness, laziness, negligent. Solomon is acting like a life coach to those who need to recognize certain types of people that will come across their path. You do not want to become the partner of a lazy person or become a lazy person yourself. So you need to know the clues that will tip you off to this character flaw in other people or in yourself. The character flaw that Solomon exposes here is that lazy people skip essential or crucial steps to get what they want. It is not that they don't know the steps; it is that they just skip them. Th

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