Pastor Ron E. Thompson Jews and Christians regard Solomon as the wisest man who ever lived. Scripture says his wisdom came directly from God. Because Solomon only asked for wisdom, God was pleased to grant him both wisdom and riches. He was God’s anointed, and was blessed tremendously, but he was not exactly famous for his purity. His many wives and concubines were his downfall because they turned his heart toward idols and away from God. King Solomon’s sins speak loudly to us in today’s materialistic culture. When we worship possessions and fame over God, we are headed for a fall. God’s Word reminds us that there are some things that are better than gold. Here are five:
Solomon advises us to: “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold” (Prov. 22:1 NLT). A good name is earned not by words, but by actions. Jesus said, “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father” (Matt. 5:16 NLT). Many people think an honorable name is best found on the battlefield, or in government, or in places of worldwide commerce, but the most enduring character is possessed by one who lives for God. Such a person counts all this world has to offer as waste compared to knowing and serving Christ (Phil. 3:8 NLT). Chuck Swindol comments: “Ministry is a character profession. To put it bluntly, you can sleep around and still be a good brain surgeon. You can cheat on your mate and have little trouble continuing to practice law. Apparently, it is no problem to stay in politics and plagiarize. You can be a successful salesperson and cheat on your income tax. But you cannot do those things as a […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!