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What Can the Righteous Do?


Psalm 11 NIV

1    In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.

2    For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

3    When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do ?”

4    The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.

5    The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.

6    On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.

7    For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.





1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV – Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

1 John 4:4 NIV – You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


Joshua 24:15c KJV – as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.


Problems in urban America:






Help people develop a reputable SKILL that society will PAY for.


Give a man a fish he eats for a DAY

Teach a man to fish he eats for a LIFETIME

Own the pond and you are an ENTREPRENEUR

Build the pond and you are an ENGINEER

Clean the fish and you are a BUTCHER

Sale the fish at your fish store and you are a BUSINESS MAN

Fry the fish for sale to the public, you own a RESTAURANT

Make the poles, tackles and bait you have a HARDWARE STORE

Keep the books for the fish  business and you are an ACCOUNTANT

Build the fish store and you are a CONTRACTOR

Paint the store you are a PAINTER

Make the paint and you are a CHEMIST

Do the plumbing for the fish store and you are a PLUMBER

Do the wiring for the fish store you are a ELECTRICIAN

Advertise the fish store you are into MARKETING

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