Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

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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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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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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