Proverbs 18:18- Flipping a coin can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr. Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Give us a 50/50 chance to settle this dispute. Give us a 50/50 chance to remain in good graces with you. Give us a 50/50 chance to come to the rationalization that winning is futile, as we know God decides the victor. Therefore, let’s end this argument so we might live in peace. Let’s end this argument for the God who is omnipotent would rather us reach others together, than apart. Let’s end this exasperating charade of personal pride that leaves us puffed up with no needle to deflate our chests. Let’s stop. For arguments like life can be positive or negative, encouraging or depleting, passionate or listless. Hence, may we keep in mind that “avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; as only fools insist on quarreling” (Proverbs 20:3). It’s the reason our countenance should reflect the image of a decorated soldier, one who fought for what they believed in and triumphed over their circumstances. 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.