The Hamilton Minute

The Hamilton Minute is a power packed 60 seconds where we tackle the issues of the day through the lens of God’s Word. You don’t want to miss a moment of it.

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February 20, 2024

“A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight.” Proverbs 11:1 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

In over two hours of arguments, SCOTUS Justices questioned the attorneys for the state of Colorado and former President Trump as to whether Colorado could lawfully exclude Mr. Trump from the November ballot.

All of the Justices seemed to indicate through their questions that they were not inclined to agree with State of Colorado. Even Justices who usually lean regressive balked at the notion that one state could determine whether a presidential candidate could be removed from the ballot.

The decision should be unanimous in upholding the constitution, which would also be in Mr. Trump’s favor.

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By Design
February 19, 2024

“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:6 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Jesus affirmed the creation of mankind in two sexes and the definition of marriage as the exclusive lifelong union of one man and one woman in Matthew 19. His affirmation solidified identity and marriage’s definition to the exclusion of any counterfeits.

In Ephesians 5, the Spirit of God conveys through Apostle Paul that the marital union is the only human institution that is a living, breathing illustration of Christ’s relationship to his bride, the church. That is why it is unsurprising that marriage is continuously attacked in this dark world.

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Get Him
February 16, 2024

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 (NASB95)

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

Jesus gets us, but do we get Him?  Jesus is God. He left Heaven, came to Earth, lived among us—fully God and fully Man; to show us the way, to tell the truth, to give His life for us on the cross, and to conquer death by His resurrection.  Tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He didn’t sin.  And He loves us enough to pay the penalty for our sin.  Don’t be fooled by those who say love means tolerance.  No! Love means truth.  Yes, Jesus gets us.  Through repentance and faith, we can get Him…eternally!

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Wise Pursuit
February 15, 2024

"A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

As Solomon pronounced the entire purposed for the book of Proverbs in its first chapter he also noted that a wise man sets himself to hear, to learn, and to increase his knowledge as a result. That wise man, a man of understanding, also affirmatively seeks out wise counsel.

In short, the wise man knows that he doesn’t know it all. As a result, his course is set for continued accrual of wisdom. If you want to be wise, pursue sources of  wisdom and learn from them. The greatest available wisdom source is God’s holy word.

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Planted Intentionally
February 14, 2024

“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15 (NASB95)

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

In Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer recorded in John 17, He makes the observation that the world would hate His disciples. Yet, He follows that by praying not that His disciples would be removed from the world, but that we would be kept from the evil one.

As difficult as times have become, we Christ-followers must recognize that our God and King saved us and planted us in the world at this time intentionally. It would be an abdication of our assignment to adopt an escapist disposition. We’ve been ordained for this moment.

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Love, Paul
February 13, 2024

"Longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.” 2 Timothy 1:4 (NASB95)

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Paul’s second epistle to Timothy was written near the very end of Paul’s life,  while he was incarcerated awaiting an imminent, albeit uncertain execution under Nero.

He begins chapter one of this epistle describing how he prayed for Timothy night and day and how he longed to see him. This reveals a fiber and texture that undergirded their relationship. Paul and Timothy loved each other deeply.

This deep and abiding reciprocal love is necessary to effective disciple making. Knowledge isn’t enough to make a disciple. The love of Christ must abound.

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Metalworking Wisdom
February 12, 2024

“And he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze.”

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is The Hamilton Minute.

This is a description recorded in scripture about a man named Hiram.  His father was a Sidonian.  His mother was an Israelite, of the tribe of Naphtali.

Because God filled Hiram with wisdom, understanding and skill for all manner of metalwork, Solomon summoned him from Tyre to work on the Lord’s temple.

We must understand, embrace and celebrate that God’s granting of wisdom includes our metalworkers, stone masons, carpenters, plumbers, truck drivers and more.

He gives wisdom for daily duty, and we need laborers filled with God’s wisdom.

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February 09, 2024

“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14(a) (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

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EveryLife provides high-quality, affordable diapers and wipes centered around the belief that every child is a gift from above that deserves to be loved, protected, and celebrated every day.

Additionally, EveryLife offers the “Buy for a Cause” program that allows people to donate a month’s supply of diapers and wipes to young struggling families. In additional to selling diapers, EveryLife wants to use its business to cultivate a culture of life.

Go to everylife.com for more information.

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Father and Mother
February 08, 2024

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Matthew 19:5 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

God initiated human history and defined for all time what marriage is and identified the only two types of candidates that comprise a marriage: one man and one woman. He also identified the archetypical union from which these candidates would derive. The prospective husband and wife both come from the ancestral unit of a Father and Mother.

Though Adam and Eve didn’t have biological parents, this pronouncement reveals God had particularized specifics in mind as to what He ordained Fathers and Mothers to be. Fallenness didn’t change God’s plan.

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Wise Builders
February 07, 2024

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Our world that is changing quickly and dramatically. But we do not have to fret. Jesus, as He concluded the Sermon on the Mount, already told us how to prepare ourselves. Submitting ourselves to his Word with regularity and consistency is one part of the preparation strategy. The other part is doing what He’s said.

The coming rain, floods, and wind are inevitable. He didn’t say “if” they come. He said “when” they come. Having Christ’s Word, but failing to obey Him qualifies one for the hall of fools.

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February 06, 2024

“And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

As comforting as it is to know that eternal life in the tangible, manifested presence the Messiah is our home, salvation is not intended to focus us exclusively on the eternal state. In fact, Jesus explicitly instructed His disciples that we are to be reproducing disciple-makers.

Central to following Christ as his disciple is denying ourselves daily. Living self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-centered lives is actually contrary to the call to follow Christ. Denying ourselves is a daily priority if we are to follow Him.

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Inevitable Futility
February 05, 2024

“You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.” 1 Samuel 12:21 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Samuel admonished the Israelites, “… do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.” v. 20(b). The inevitable consequence of “turning aside” from the LORD is that you will give yourself to futility, things that “can not profit or deliver.”

Do you want your life to mean something? Do you want it to count? You actually were created for life eternal. The only way forward is to give your life wholeheartedly to Christ.

Eternal life is the only way to live now.

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Pray and Instruct
February 02, 2024

“Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.” 1 Samuel 12:23 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

When the Israelites finally grasped the gravity of what they’d done in demanding a “king to judge us like all the nations,” they asked Samuel to pray for them that they “may not die” (1 Samuel 8:5; 12:19). Samuel agreed to both pray and instruct them in righteousness.

Christ-followers shouldn’t allow people to manipulate us into co-signing wickedness by saying, “just pray for me.”

We will certainly pray AND speak the truth in love.

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Guidance in Judgement
February 01, 2024

"Now these are the words of the letter which Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the rest of the elders of the exile, the priests, the prophets and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.” Jeremiah 29:1 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most quoted verses in scripture, albeit usually out of context and misunderstood.

Something that is often missed is that it is one sentence from an entire letter God sent to exiled Jews in Babylon. What should be noted here is that even in the midst of judgment, God still provided guidance and instruction to His people ,anticipating their return to Him.

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Prayer Settled
January 31, 2024

So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

First Samuel chapter 1 begins by introducing us to a woman named Hannah.

She was tormented and grieved by bareness.

Hannah wept continually and was so disturbed that she wasn't eating.

Yet she makes her way to the Lord's temple, poored out her heart to Him , moving her lips but not uttering a sound.

Immediately, as she concluded her prayer, the matter was settled.

Though she didn't have any tangible evidence of an answer to her heart's cry at the moment, she had the tangible confidence in the one to whom she cried.

The matter was settled, in prayer.

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Until Evening
January 30, 2024

So she gleaned in the field until evening.  Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Before she ever became aware of the possibility of a kinsman redeemer, Ruth the Moabite demonstrated a strong work ethic and confidence in the God of Israel.

The way toward God's destiny for our lives is through faithful obedience to Him and diligent execution of what He's put in our hands to do right now.

Before concerning ourselves with what may be next, we should first ask whether we've been faithful where we are.

Faithfulness and diligence now yields clarity later.  Let's put our hands to the plow we have now.

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She Only Heard
January 29, 2024

“When we heard [it,] our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” Joshua 2:11 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

When Israel was poised to enter the promised land, Rahab, the Canaanite harlot, risked her very life to protect YHWH’s people. This woman, whose life was filled with immorality, with no knowledge of YHWH’s law yet she risked her life for His people after only hearing of His exploits.

How much more then, should we give our lives for Him. We have His word. We know His ways. She we be any less committed?

Rahab’s conviction is provoking.

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Still Preach the Word
January 26, 2024

“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”  2 Timothy 4:2 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

As Paul was incarcerated, facing imminent execution by Nero, he told Timothy perilous times were coming. Evil men and seducers would wax worse and worse.

But, he instructed Timothy to continue in what he knew to be true.

Then, he emphatically stated, “preach the word!”

As darkness mounts and wickedness increases, you and I must continue to cling the God’s Holy word and yield to the Lordship of Holy Spirit in our personal lives.

And, we absolutely must continue the preach the word!

We have our orders! Let’s magnify the King!

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Inexhaustible Grace
January 25, 2024

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service.”  1 Timothy 1:12 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he expressed his awe, wonder and amazement at the inexhaustible grace and mercy of God in that He saw fit not only to regenerate Paul, but to also find him worthy for appointment to Gospel ministry.

Paul knows his history as a blasphemer and a terrorist who sought to destroy The Way of Christ following.

He stands as a witness to the fact, that no one—and I mean no one— is beyond the grace of God.

Keep praying for your unsaved loved ones!

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It's Them
January 24, 2024

“And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.”  Mark 5:15 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Mark described the Gadarean demoniac, who said “My name is Legion, for we are many” as living among the tombs, breaking free from shackles and chains, howling in the night and cutting himself with stones.

But Jesus cast the demons out of him. And when the townspeople saw him with Jesus, free, clothed in his right mind… that is when they were afraid.

If you’ve recently been freed by Jesus don’t be surprised if it makes your old friends uncomfortable. It’s not you. It’s them.

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