Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

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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Elusive Insight

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 30, 2019

Constantly developing technology, advances in medicine, and the information available on the Internet combine with pride to convince people  today that they have built a world of wonders—despite simultaneously destroying…

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Far Be It From Me

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 23, 2019

Job had endured the loss of his children, the loss of his wealth, and the loss of his health. In society he had endured the humiliation of going from respected…

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The Mere Edges of His Ways

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 16, 2019

Job’s friends began their speeches with great bluster and ended with a tiny whimper. They thought they understood everything they needed to know to address Job’s situation, but their assumptions…

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How Can a Man Be Righteous Before God?

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 9, 2019

Job had made a powerful case, demonstrating that suffering comes upon all people regardless of the righteousness of their behavior. However, Bildad the Shuhite refused to acknowledge—at least directly—the strength…

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No Man Is Sure of Life

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 2, 2019

In the ongoing discussion between Job and his friends, Job maintained his innocence with frustration and fervor, responding to the increasingly virulent attacks made against his life and character by…

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When He Has Tested Me

By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 25, 2019

People are quick to tell you that life is not fair. It is an axiom that comes quick to the lips just due to hearing it so often—so quickly that…

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False Accusations

By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 18, 2019

Criticism hurts—no matter how kindly delivered and no matter how constructively cast. It pains us to hear criticism because—even if we knew the problem existed previously—it is embarrassing and somewhat…

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Empty Words

By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 12, 2019

Any discussion that includes some level of disagreement requires greater communication skills than most people maintain in their arsenal. Instead, people tend to avoid disagreement in favor of the comfortable…

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Arguing Against Rebuke

By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 5, 2019

Criticism of any kind hurts to some extent. No matter how much you love and respect the person offering criticism and how much you know that person loves and respects…

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