Anger, Part 2

By Tim Kight on 7/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29:22
“A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.”

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Anger, Part 1

By Tim Kight on 7/2/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29:22
“A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.”

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If You Permit It, You Promote It

By Tim Kight on 7/1/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.21
“Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.”

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Words of a Wise Leader

By Tim Kight on 6/30/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 16.10
“An oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.”

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Wisdom About Words

By Tim Kight on 6/29/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.20
“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Topics: wisdom
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Beware Hasty Words

By Tim Kight on 6/26/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.20
“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

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Escalated Consequences

By Tim Kight on 6/25/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.19
“By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond.”

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Mechanics and Morality

By Tim Kight on 6/24/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.18
“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast-off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.”

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When the Barriers Are Removed, Part 2

By Tim Kight on 6/23/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.18
“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast-off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.”

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When the Barriers Are Removed

By Tim Kight on 6/22/20 5:30 AM

Update
I want to take a moment to share an update on my cancer journey. First, thank you so much for your prayers and support. The messages that you have sent have been incredibly encouraging to me and Brenda, and I cherish each and every email. It means more than you will ever know! 

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Strength in Numbers

By Tim Kight on 6/19/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.16
When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall.”

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Rod and Reproof, part 2

By Tim Kight on 6/18/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.15
“The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”

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Rod and Reproof, part 1

By Tim Kight on 6/17/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.15
“The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”

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Heart for the Poor

By Tim Kight on 6/16/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.14
“If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.”

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How Do You See Things?

By Tim Kight on 6/15/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.13
“The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.”

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Leaders Who Listen to Lies

By Tim Kight on 6/12/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.12
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”

Here it is again. Another proverb about leadership in government. The Lord understands the importance of leadership in organizations and in society. Leaders create the culture. Culture shapes and influences behavior. Behavior produces results. At Focus 3, we call it The Performance Pathway.

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Rule Your Spirit, Part 2

By Tim Kight on 6/11/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.11
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

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Rule Your Spirit, Part 1

By Tim Kight on 6/10/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.11
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

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Beware the Anarchists

By Tim Kight on 6/9/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.10
“Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.”

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Creative Abrasion

By Tim Kight on 6/8/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.9
“If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.”

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Turn Away Wrath

By Tim Kight on 6/5/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.8
“Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.”

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Agitators

By Tim Kight on 6/4/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.8
“Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.”

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The Cause of the Marginalized

By Tim Kight on 6/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.7
“A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.”

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Avoid Traps and Snares

By Tim Kight on 6/2/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.6
“An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.”

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Beware the Deceit of Flattery

By Tim Kight on 6/1/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.5
“A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.”

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No Bribes!

By Tim Kight on 5/29/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.2
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” 

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Respond to Feedback

By Tim Kight on 5/28/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 29.1
“He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.”

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Wise Leaders

By Tim Kight on 5/27/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28:28
“When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.”

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Abuse of Power

By Tim Kight on 5/26/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28:28
“When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.”

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Generosity

By Tim Kight on 5/25/20 8:22 AM

Proverbs 28:27
“Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.”

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The Fight Against Arrogance

By Tim Kight on 5/22/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.26
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”

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The Arrogance Trap

By Tim Kight on 5/21/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.26
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”

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Don’t Be Greedy

By Tim Kight on 5/20/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28:24
“Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “That is no transgression,” is a companion to a man who destroys.”

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Beware Flattery

By Tim Kight on 5/19/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28:23
“Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.”

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No Favorites

By Tim Kight on 5/18/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.21
“To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.”

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Work the Process

By Tim Kight on 5/15/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.20
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.”

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Integrity and Hard Work

By Tim Kight on 5/14/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.18-19
“Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall. Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.”

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Be Slow to Anger

By Tim Kight on 5/13/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.17
“If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death; let no one help him.”

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Predatory Leaders

By Tim Kight on 5/12/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.15-16
“Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.”

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Confession of Sin

By Tim Kight on 5/11/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.13-14
“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”

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Is It Time to Hide?

By Tim Kight on 5/8/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.”

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Buy Truth and Do Not Sell It

By Tim Kight on 5/7/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.”

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Beware Dishonest Gain

By Tim Kight on 5/6/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.8
“Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.”

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People Influence People

By Tim Kight on 5/5/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.7
“The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.”

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Honor the Lord in Your Relationships

By Tim Kight on 5/4/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.7
“The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.”

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Avoid These Two Mistakes

By Tim Kight on 5/1/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.6
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.”

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The Call of Christ

By Tim Kight on 4/30/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.6
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.”

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What on Earth Are We Doing?

By Tim Kight on 4/29/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.6
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.”

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Walk in Integrity

By Tim Kight on 4/28/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.6
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.”

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Vanity and Insanity

By Tim Kight on 4/27/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.3
“A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.”

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First Things

By Tim Kight on 4/24/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.2
“When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.”

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When a Land Transgresses

By Tim Kight on 4/23/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.2
“When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.”

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The Righteous Are Bold

By Tim Kight on 4/22/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.1
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

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The Wicked Flee

By Tim Kight on 4/21/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 28.1
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

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Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

By Tim Kight on 4/20/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27:23–24 
“Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations? When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered, the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field. There will be enough goats’ milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls.”

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Don’t Listen to the Quitting Voice

By Tim Kight on 4/17/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10, 16
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small …  the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

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Faith, Not Fear

By Tim Kight on 4/16/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 17.3
“The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.”

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The Storm

By Tim Kight on 4/15/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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The Day of Adversity

By Tim Kight on 4/14/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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I Need Your Prayers

By Tim Kight on 4/13/20 5:30 AM

A few weeks ago I received some very difficult news that I want to share with all of you. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Certainly not something I wanted to be dealing with during this season of my life, and definitely not in the midst of the CV19 crisis. Nevertheless, that is the situation.

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Fools Are Stubborn

By Tim Kight on 4/10/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.22
“Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.”

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Tested by Praise

By Tim Kight on 4/9/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27:21
“The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, and each is tested by the praise accorded him.” 

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Mismanaged Desire

By Tim Kight on 4/8/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.20
“Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.”

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Beware Self-deception

By Tim Kight on 4/7/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27:19
“As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.”

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Self-reflection

By Tim Kight on 4/6/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.18
“Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.”

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Iron Sharpens Iron, Part 2

By Tim Kight on 4/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.17
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

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Iron Sharpens Iron, Part 1

By Tim Kight on 4/2/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.17
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

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Three Foundational Points of Christian Business

By Tim Kight on 4/1/20 5:26 PM

I had the privilege of joining Mr. Ray Hilbert, the founder of an organization called Truth at Work that has a mission to reach out to minister and provide support where people are spending the majority of their lives…at work!  We are talking on the podcast on Three Foundational Points of Christian Business.  They have graciously shared the podcast with us and I would like to share it with you.

Topics: Truth
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Let’s Work Together to Solve This!

By Tim Kight on 4/1/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.13
“Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.”

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Press Pause and Look Ahead

By Tim Kight on 3/31/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.12
“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”

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Honor the Father

By Tim Kight on 3/30/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.11
“Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.”

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Invest in Your Friendships

By Tim Kight on 3/27/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27:10
Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.”

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The Power of Relationships

By Tim Kight on 3/26/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.9
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”

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Truth from a Friend

By Tim Kight on 3/25/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.9
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”

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Stay Connected

By Tim Kight on 3/24/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.8
“Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.”

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Appreciate What You Have

By Tim Kight on 3/23/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27:7
“One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.”

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The Battle for Your Mind

By Tim Kight on 3/20/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 18.10
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

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Faith-Driven Mental Toughness

By Tim Kight on 3/19/20 5:30 AM

1 Peter 1.13
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, and be sober-minded … set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

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Defeat Fear

By Tim Kight on 3/18/20 5:30 AM

Romans 8.5-6
"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

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Coronavirus: Faith or Fear?

By Tim Kight on 3/17/20 5:30 AM

John 14.26-27
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

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Coronavirus: How Should We Respond?

By Tim Kight on 3/16/20 5:30 AM

Ephesians 5.15-17
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

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The Wounds of a Friend

By Tim Kight on 3/13/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.5-6
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.”

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The Poison of Jealousy

By Tim Kight on 3/12/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.4
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

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The Weight of Provocation

By Tim Kight on 3/11/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.3
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.”

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Results Matter

By Tim Kight on 3/10/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.2
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.”

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From Whom Do You Seek Praise?

By Tim Kight on 3/9/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.2
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.”

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The Time of Your Life

By Tim Kight on 3/6/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.1
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”

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It’s About Time

By Tim Kight on 3/5/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.1
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”

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What Time Is It?

By Tim Kight on 3/4/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 27.1
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”

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Evil Intentions

By Tim Kight on 3/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.27
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. 

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See Beneath the Façade

By Tim Kight on 3/2/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.23
Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart.

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Put Out the Fire

By Tim Kight on 2/28/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.20
“For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.”

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Don’t Stick Your Nose Where It Doesn’t Belong

By Tim Kight on 2/27/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.17
“Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.” 

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Lazy & Arrogant: Bad Combination!

By Tim Kight on 2/26/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.12
“Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” 

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Self-awareness & Self-discipline, part 2

By Tim Kight on 2/25/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 16.32
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” 

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Self-awareness & Self-discipline, part 1

By Tim Kight on 2/24/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 16.32
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” 

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Don’t Trust a Foolish Person

By Tim Kight on 2/21/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26.6-9
“Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence. Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools. Like one who binds the stone in the sling is one who gives honor to a fool. Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools. ”

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How to Respond to a Fool

By Tim Kight on 2/20/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26:4-5
“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

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Bird Droppings

By Tim Kight on 2/19/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 26:1
“Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.”

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Build Skill

By Tim Kight on 2/18/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:28
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”  

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Trust God and Work the Process

By Tim Kight on 2/17/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:28
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”  

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Discipline at Defining Moments

By Tim Kight on 2/14/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:28
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”  

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The Foundational Virtue

By Tim Kight on 2/13/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.28
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”

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The Church Before the Watching World

By Tim Kight on 2/12/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.26
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”

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Living Water

By Tim Kight on 2/11/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:25
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

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Cantankerous People

By Tim Kight on 2/10/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:24
“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.”

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Reject Gossip

By Tim Kight on 2/7/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25:23
“The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.”

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Love Your Enemies

By Tim Kight on 2/6/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.21-22
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.”

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A Heavy Heart

By Tim Kight on 2/5/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.20
Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.”

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Unfaithful Friends

By Tim Kight on 2/4/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.19
Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.”

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Be a Truth-teller

By Tim Kight on 2/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.16-17
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.”

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Patience and Persuasion

By Tim Kight on 1/31/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.14
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.”

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Messengers

By Tim Kight on 1/30/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.13
“Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.”

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Correction

By Tim Kight on 1/29/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.11-12
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.”

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Don’t Gossip

By Tim Kight on 1/28/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.9-10
Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.”

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Perception Is Deception

By Tim Kight on 1/27/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.8
What your eyes have seen do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?”

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Humility

By Tim Kight on 1/24/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.6-7
Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.”

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Corruption in Government

By Tim Kight on 1/23/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.4-5
Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.”

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The Heart of Kings

By Tim Kight on 1/22/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.3
“As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.” 

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God’s truth: Revealed and Hidden

By Tim Kight on 1/21/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.1-3
These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied … It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

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Search Things Out

By Tim Kight on 1/20/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 25.1-3
These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied … It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

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Want vs Work

By Tim Kight on 1/17/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.30-34
“I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,  and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”

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Do Not Deceive

By Tim Kight on 1/16/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.28-29
Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips. Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

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The Cost of Discipleship

By Tim Kight on 1/15/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.27
“Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”

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Plan and Prepare

By Tim Kight on 1/14/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.27
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”

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Respect

By Tim Kight on 1/13/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.21-22
My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?”

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Spiritual Vertigo

By Tim Kight on 1/10/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.19-20
“Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.”

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Do Not Envy the Wicked

By Tim Kight on 1/9/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.17-18
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.”

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Rescue

By Tim Kight on 1/8/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.11
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.”

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The Sweetness of Wisdom

By Tim Kight on 1/7/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.13-14
My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”

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If You Fall Down, Get Up

By Tim Kight on 1/6/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10, 16
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small …  the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

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Stronger Through Adversity

By Tim Kight on 1/3/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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Don’t Flinch

By Tim Kight on 1/2/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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The Resilient Christian

By Tim Kight on 1/1/20 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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The Lord Is My Strength

By Tim Kight on 12/31/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.10
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

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Beware the Deceivers

By Tim Kight on 12/30/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.7-9
“Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth. Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer. The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.”

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Vertical and Horizontal

By Tim Kight on 12/27/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.7
“Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.”

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Horizontal Vision

By Tim Kight on 12/26/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.7
“Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.”

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The Message of Christmas

By Tim Kight on 12/25/19 5:30 AM

Luke 2.8-11
“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

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Wisdom Is a Force Multiplier

By Tim Kight on 12/24/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.5-6
“A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

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Great Relationships Are Built

By Tim Kight on 12/23/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.3-4
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

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Build Wisely

By Tim Kight on 12/20/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24.3-4
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

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20 Square Feet

By Tim Kight on 12/19/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 24:1-2
“Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.”

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Danger of Lust & Lies

By Tim Kight on 12/18/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23:29-30
“Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.”

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Beware Temptation

By Tim Kight on 12/17/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23:27-28
“For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.”

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Faithfulness

By Tim Kight on 12/16/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23:24-25
“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.”

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Final Thoughts on Truth

By Tim Kight on 12/13/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Action Steps

By Tim Kight on 12/12/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Pursuit of Truth

By Tim Kight on 12/11/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Post-truth Culture

By Tim Kight on 12/10/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Invest in Truth

By Tim Kight on 12/9/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Truth

By Tim Kight on 12/6/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.23
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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A Secure Future

By Tim Kight on 12/5/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.19-21
Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.”

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Accountability for Children

By Tim Kight on 12/4/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.15-16

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Teach Your Children

By Tim Kight on 12/3/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.13-14
“Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.”

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Opinion Is Not Credibility

By Tim Kight on 12/2/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.10-11
“Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless, for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you.”

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Avoid Fools

By Tim Kight on 11/29/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.9
“Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.”

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Beware a Man with an Evil Eye

By Tim Kight on 11/28/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.6-8
“Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you. You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words.”

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What Directs Your Heart?

By Tim Kight on 11/27/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.4-5
“Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.”

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Is Wealth a Good Thing?

By Tim Kight on 11/26/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.4-5
“Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.”

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Be Careful What You Consume

By Tim Kight on 11/25/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 23.1-3
“When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.”

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Be Prepared

By Tim Kight on 11/22/19 5:30 AM

 Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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Agents of Transformation

By Tim Kight on 11/21/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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Do Good Work

By Tim Kight on 11/20/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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Purpose-driven Work

By Tim Kight on 11/19/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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Don’t Be Average

By Tim Kight on 11/18/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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The Tragedy of the Fall

By Tim Kight on 11/15/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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Functional Skill

By Tim Kight on 11/14/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

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The Ancient Landmark

By Tim Kight on 11/13/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.26-27
Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?”

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The Outrage Culture

By Tim Kight on 11/12/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.24-25
“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.”

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Beware the Traps of Anger

By Tim Kight on 11/11/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.22-23
“Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.”

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Know What Is Right and True

By Tim Kight on 11/8/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.17-21
“Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you. Have I not written for you thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge, to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?”

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Listen and Pay Attention

By Tim Kight on 11/7/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.17-21
“Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you. Have I not written for you thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge, to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?”

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Care for the Poor

By Tim Kight on 11/6/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.15
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.”

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Beware of Attractive Lies

By Tim Kight on 11/5/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.14
The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit; he with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.”

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A Pure Heart

By Tim Kight on 11/4/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.11
“He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.”

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Get Rid of Scoffers

By Tim Kight on 11/1/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.7
“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

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Be Coachable

By Tim Kight on 10/31/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

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Do the Work

By Tim Kight on 10/30/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

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Learning to Learn

By Tim Kight on 10/29/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

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Guard Your Soul

By Tim Kight on 10/28/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.5
“Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.”

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Rediscover the Fear of the Lord

By Tim Kight on 10/25/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.4
“The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”

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Stupid Is Supposed to Hurt

By Tim Kight on 10/24/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 22.2
The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.”

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Victory Belongs to the Lord

By Tim Kight on 10/23/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.30-31
“No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord. The  horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

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Hear Truth, Speak Truth

By Tim Kight on 10/22/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.28
“A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.”

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Acceptable Worship

By Tim Kight on 10/21/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.25-26
“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.”

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Scoffers

By Tim Kight on 10/18/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.24
“Scoffer is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.”

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More Words

By Tim Kight on 10/17/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.23
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

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Effective Communication

By Tim Kight on 10/16/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.23
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

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Discipline with Your Words

By Tim Kight on 10/15/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.23
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

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Verbal Restraint

By Tim Kight on 10/14/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.23
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

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The Power of Wisdom

By Tim Kight on 10/11/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.22
“A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.”

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Wanting & Waiting Without Working

By Tim Kight on 10/10/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.21
“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”

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Relentless Pursuit

By Tim Kight on 10/9/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.21
“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”

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Embrace the Chase

By Tim Kight on 10/8/19 7:20 AM

Proverbs 21.21
“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”

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Wisdom + Work Ethic

By Tim Kight on 10/7/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.20
“Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.”

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Relationships Matter

By Tim Kight on 10/4/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.19
“It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.”

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You Reap What You Sow

By Tim Kight on 10/3/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.18
“The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the traitor for the upright.”

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Undisciplined Desire

By Tim Kight on 10/2/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.17
“Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.”

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Common Sense

By Tim Kight on 10/1/19 5:30 AM

Proverbs 21.13
“Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.”

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