Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

Discernment: A Forgotten Virtue

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 3, 2020

Since at least the end of World War II, American society has emphasized education as the path to success. This likely grew out of the practical experience of the Great…

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Listening Skills

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 27, 2020

The age of the Internet has produced almost endless means to disseminate information to the masses. A teenager with a smartphone can reach the world in much the same way…

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In Dust and Ashes

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 20, 2020

For most people, the book of Job records the account of one of the most patient men who ever lived. He endured the loss of his children, his wealth, and…

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A Not-So-Mythical Creature

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 13, 2020

When the LORD spoke out of the whirlwind to Job, He humbled him by asking a series of questions about creation that demonstrated God’s power and man’s weakness. He spoke…

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A Hippopotamus It is Not

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 6, 2020

The book of Job presents a powerful account detailing the havoc God allowed Satan to wreak in one man’s life in order to demonstrate that physical circumstances can be completely…

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Horsepower

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 16, 2019

Throughout the LORD’s lengthy questioning of Job, He provides numerous examples from nature to demonstrate His own power through the power of His creation. In Job 39 he includes a…

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Prepare Yourself Like a Man

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 9, 2019

Man up. Years ago, those two words could hardly constitute a sentence. The combination of a noun and a preposition simply do not have what it takes to pass grammatical…

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Great Things We Cannot Comprehend

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 2, 2019

The technological advancement made possible by modern science boggles the mind. The information available at our fingertips on a smartphone we take for granted, despite how brief a time we…

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Magnify His Work

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 25, 2019

Whether we admit it or not, we all tend to lose more than a little bit of perspective when we face a touch of adversity. After all, I may or…

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Righteousness in Perspective

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 18, 2019

When we find ourselves in the midst of difficulty and distress, feeling sorry for ourselves can quickly dominate our mindset so much that we decide we are being treated unfairly.…

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Terms of Repayment

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 11, 2019

The human experience is riddled with instances of hardship, trauma, turmoil, pain, and suffering. With very few exceptions, these ultimately will intrude on everyone’s life. However, despite this undeniable record,…

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God is Greater Than Man

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 4, 2019

When Elihu rebuked Job after the great man of patience ended his final speech, he did not make the mistake of Job’s other friends but instead concentrated on a simple,…

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Showing Respect

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 28, 2019

The patience of Job and the unwarranted attacks against him by his three friends dominate the majority of the book of Job; however, the thirty-second chapter introduces a man often…

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A Covenant with My Eyes

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 21, 2019

During the time of his trials, Job endured sorrow and suffering, ridicule and reproach, but the wild accusations of sin leveled against him by his own friends clearly upset him—as…

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Days of Affliction

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 14, 2019

Most people know what it means to have a bad day. We usually interpret that to mean that multiple things have gone wrong, sometimes terribly wrong, one right after the…

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The Days of My Prime

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 7, 2019

If you pay attention to sports, you will sometimes hear a commentator refer to an athlete being “in his prime.” Interestingly, the “prime” age may vary depending upon the sport.…

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