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Proverbs 16:31 states, “Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” I remember the first time I saw a grey hair on my head. I was in my 20’s—so, I was a little dramatic, I totally freaked out, and I felt like I had aged 40 years. Why did I feel this way? I think that there is a certain stigma in North America that grey hair is degrading, but that is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that grey hair is an honor. As a child, my mom taught me to…

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 The name of Jesus demands respect and reverence. It should not be used lightly. The world today often uses it in a profane way. We probably have all met someone who uses it as a filler for almost…

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:13 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Nothing angers God more than people who disrespect the House of Worship. To walk into the presence of God is an awesome thing. God still doesn’t put up with…