Proverbs 21:17- Those who love pleasure become poor; those who love wine and luxury will never be rich. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
There is an old adage that says, “the love we miss is often the love we took for granted.” In other words, love is unconditional. For love is without fault when administered through sacrifice. A notion we have come to know through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This now lends us a helping hand to distinguish what is REAL and what is FAKE. Fake are the friends who stand by your side when YOUR money is an option. Fake are those relationships that bear no reciprocity FOR YOU, but remain unilateral FOR THEM. Fake is nothing, but an illusion. Hence, the need for real friendships that place OTHERS before themselves, or real relationships that are contingent upon TRUTH rather than the evils of selfishness and greed, or finding real satisfaction in being left FILLED rather than being left empty. Real love is unconditional, a promise given by our Divine Friend. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.