The Wiles of Wickedness
By Rick Boxx
December 8, 2010
Pastor David Love's unfolding drama is a good reminder that wickedness can overcome any of us to an extent we may never believe possible. Pastor Love formerly was the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Independence, MO who has been arraigned for the alleged murder of Randy Stone, one of his congregation members.
Some pastors and ministry leaders are put on a pedestal with many around them believing them to be infallible. Although they may be great Bible teachers, the enemy can still get a foothold and overthrow the best of us.
Proverbs 13:6 teaches, "Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner."
Although we don't yet know the outcome of Pastor Love's case, we can humbly remember that we are all one step away from stupid.
Kris Ben Besten blends his successful business practices with his strong Christian faith through SHINE, a proven corporate culture model he designed and implemented. SHINE is based on five principles that produce a rewarding career and personal life:
S Serve Others
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