Untethered

By Tim Kight on 12/14/18 5:30 AM

Isaiah 45.18-19
"For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God. Who formed the earth and made it; he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited. 'I am the Lord, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the Lord speak the truth; I declare what is right.”

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Discernment and Postmodernism

By Tim Kight on 12/13/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 14.8
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.”

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Discernment and Self-awareness

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

Proverbs 14.8
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.”

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Discernment and Situational awareness

By Tim Kight on 12/11/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 14.8
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.”

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The discipline of discernment

By Tim Kight on 12/10/18 5:30 AM

These four proverbs from chapter 14 speak to the discipline of discernment. The contrast is crystal clear: Wise people have discernment; foolish people do not.

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Words, words, words

By Tim Kight on 12/7/18 5:30 AM

I’ve grouped together these verses from chapter 14 because they focus on words and how we talk.

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Productive work

By Tim Kight on 12/6/18 5:30 AM

I have grouped together these three Proverbs from chapter 14 because they focus on daily practice and work. By way of reminder, the word for “righteousness” in the Hebrew Bible is tzedek, and it means “rightness” or “adherence to the right standard.” And while the primary reference is to moral rightness, it also include two other dimensions:  relational and functional.

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Do not spare the rod

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

Proverbs 13.24
“Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”

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Thankful and content

By Tim Kight on 12/4/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.22
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.”

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Walk with the wise

By Tim Kight on 12/3/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.20
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

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Beware the fellowship of fools

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

Proverbs 13.20
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

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Faithful messenger

By Tim Kight on 11/29/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.17
“A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.”

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Good sense

By Tim Kight on 11/28/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.15-16
“Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.”

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The imperial self

By Tim Kight on 11/27/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.5-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

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Don’t believe everything you think

By Tim Kight on 11/26/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.5-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

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The most important decision

By Tim Kight on 11/23/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.13-14
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

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Give Thanks

By Tim Kight on 11/22/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 15.15
“All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.”

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Perseverance

By Tim Kight on 11/21/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

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Hope fulfilled

By Tim Kight on 11/20/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

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Humble and wise

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

Proverbs 13.10
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”

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Be real

By Tim Kight on 11/16/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.7
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.”

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Discipline works

By Tim Kight on 11/15/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.4
"The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

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Be informed or be quiet

By Tim Kight on 11/14/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.2-3
From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence. Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”

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No BCD

By Tim Kight on 11/13/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.1
A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.”

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Requirements for freedom

By Tim Kight on 11/12/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.11
“By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.”

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Freedom and responsibility

By Tim Kight on 11/9/18 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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Salt and light

By Tim Kight on 11/8/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.26-28
“One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth. In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.”

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Be encouraged

By Tim Kight on 11/7/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.23
“A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.”

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Planning for peace

By Tim Kight on 11/6/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.20-22
“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

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Watch your words

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

Proverb 12.16-19
“The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

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The way of a fool

By Tim Kight on 11/2/18 5:30 AM

Proverb 12.15
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

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Image vs character

By Tim Kight on 11/1/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.9
“Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.”

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Repentance

By Tim Kight on 10/31/18 5:30 AM

Matthew 4.17
“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

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The eye is the lamp

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

Matthew 6.22
“The eye is the lamp of the body.”  

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Faith-driven mental toughness, part 2

By Tim Kight on 10/29/18 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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Faith-driven Mental Toughness

By Tim Kight on 10/26/18 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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Four components of effective thinking

By Tim Kight on 10/25/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.5,8
“The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.”

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Disciplined thinking

By Tim Kight on 10/24/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.5,8
“The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.”

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Thinking for a Change!

By Tim Kight on 10/23/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.5,8
“The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.”

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Effective Thinking

By Tim Kight on 10/22/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.5,8
“The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.”

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Beware of twisted thinking

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

Proverbs 12.5-8
“The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them. The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.”

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Relational Excellence, part 2

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

Proverbs 12.4
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.”

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Relational Excellence, part 1

By Tim Kight on 10/17/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.4
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.”

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Truth and Freedom, part 2

By Tim Kight on 10/16/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 1.29-31
“Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.”

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Truth and Freedom, part 1

By Tim Kight on 10/15/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.15-16
By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”

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The Root of the Righteous, part 2

By Tim Kight on 10/12/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.2-3,12
“A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved … Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.”

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The Root of the Righteous

By Tim Kight on 10/11/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.2-3,12
“A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved … Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.”

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Work out your salvation

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

Proverbs 12.1
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”

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The journey of spiritual growth

By Tim Kight on 10/9/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.1
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”

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Don’t be stupid

By Tim Kight on 10/8/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 12.1
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.”

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The fruit of the righteous

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

Proverbs 11.30-31
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise. If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!”

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Troublemakers

By Tim Kight on 10/4/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.29
“Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”

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Inherit the wind

By Tim Kight on 10/3/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.29
“Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.”

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Pursue what is good

By Tim Kight on 10/2/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.27
“Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.”

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Generosity

By Tim Kight on 10/1/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.24-26
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.”

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The desire of the righteous. Part 2

By Tim Kight on 9/28/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.23
“The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath.”

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The desire of the righteous

By Tim Kight on 9/27/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.23
“The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath.”

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All that glitters is not gold

By Tim Kight on 9/26/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.22
“Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.”

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Givers and takers

By Tim Kight on 9/25/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.16, 18
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches … The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”

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Wisdom about wealth and power

By Tim Kight on 9/24/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.15
“Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.”

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The city rejoices … or not

By Tim Kight on 9/21/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.8
“The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead.”

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Leadership

By Tim Kight on 9/20/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.14
“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

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Don’t gossip, part 2

By Tim Kight on 9/19/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.12-13
“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.”

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Don’t Gossip, part 1

By Tim Kight on 9/18/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.12-13
“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.”

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Righteousness

By Tim Kight on 9/17/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs  11.4-6
“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.”

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Riches do not profit

By Tim Kight on 9/14/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.3, 5, 6
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them … The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness … The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.”

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Walk humbly

By Tim Kight on 9/13/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 11.1
“A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.”

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Inner voice, outer voice

By Tim Kight on 9/12/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.31-32
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.”

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Strong and secure

By Tim Kight on 9/11/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.30
The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.”

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The way is the stronghold

By Tim Kight on 9/10/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.29-30
The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers. The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.”

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Hope

By Tim Kight on 9/7/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.28
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.”

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Beware lazy people

By Tim Kight on 9/6/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.26
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.”

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Survive the storms

By Tim Kight on 9/5/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.23
“Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.”

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Words of wisdom

By Tim Kight on 9/4/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.18
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.”

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The path of life

By Tim Kight on 9/3/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.17
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof wanders aimlessly and leads others astray.”

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A strong city

By Tim Kight on 8/31/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.15
“A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

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Understand before you speak

By Tim Kight on 8/30/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.11-14
“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense. The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.”

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Babbling Fools, part 3

By Tim Kight on 8/29/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.10-11
Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

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Babbling Fools, part 2

By Tim Kight on 8/28/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.10-11
Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

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Babbling Fools, part 1

By Tim Kight on 8/27/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.8
“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.”

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The time of your life

By Tim Kight on 8/24/18 5:30 AM

Ephesians 5.15-16
"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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Wise of Heart

By Tim Kight on 8/23/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.8-9
“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin. Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”

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Reputation of the Righteous

By Tim Kight on 8/22/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.6-7
“Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.”

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Win the battle

By Tim Kight on 8/21/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.4-5
“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

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Audience of One

By Tim Kight on 8/20/18 5:30 AM

Colossians 3.23-24
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

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Energy

By Tim Kight on 8/17/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.4-5
“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

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Created and called to work

By Tim Kight on 8/16/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.4-5
“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

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The Prime Directive

By Tim Kight on 8/15/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.4-5
“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

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The lens of the kingdom

By Tim Kight on 8/14/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.1
“The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.”

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Wisdom vs foolishness

By Tim Kight on 8/13/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 10.1
“The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.”

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The deceit of foolishness

By Tim Kight on 8/10/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 9.13
The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing.”

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The Choice

By Tim Kight on 8/9/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 9.1-6
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

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Life or death?

By Tim Kight on 8/8/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.32-33
And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.”

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Stuck on salvation

By Tim Kight on 8/7/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 1.1-5
To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”

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Theology of Work

By Tim Kight on 8/6/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 13.4
"Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys."

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The Great Divide

By Tim Kight on 8/3/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.30-31
“... when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.”

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The created order

By Tim Kight on 8/2/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.27-31
“When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.”

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The Great Architect

By Tim Kight on 8/1/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8:22-26
“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up,at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.”

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Diligent prayer + disciplined work

By Tim Kight on 7/31/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.20-21
“I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.”

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Do Good Work

By Tim Kight on 7/30/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.17-19
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.”

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Strength to lead | part 2

By Tim Kight on 7/27/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.14-16
“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”

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Strength to Lead

By Tim Kight on 7/26/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.14-16
“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”

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Four Attributes of a Leader

By Tim Kight on 7/25/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.14-16
“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”

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Wisdom-directed leadership

By Tim Kight on 7/24/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 8.14-16
“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”

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The wise woman

By Tim Kight on 7/23/18 5:00 AM

Proverbs 8.1-3
Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud …”

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Train for battle

By Tim Kight on 7/20/18 5:30 AM

One of the core principles of the Navy SEALs is “Train like you fight and fight like you train.” This is precisely what Proverbs teaches: Disciplined training (musar) is the required path to build the wisdom and skill (hokma) necessary for winning the battles of life.

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Battlefield belief

By Tim Kight on 7/19/18 5:30 AM

"We are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly, gentlemen's discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ. It is a conflict on the level of ideas between two fundamentally opposed views of truth and reality. It is a conflict on the level of actions between a complete moral perversion and chaos and God's absolutes. But do we really believe that we are in a life and death battle?”  (Francis Schaeffer)

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Wily of heart

By Tim Kight on 7/18/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 7.1-3
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”

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Spiritual unfaithfulness

By Tim Kight on 7/17/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.30-31
People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.”

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Don’t play with fire!

By Tim Kight on 7/16/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.23-26
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.”

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A lamp, a light, a way of life

By Tim Kight on 7/13/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.23
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life.”

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Don’t drift. Do the work

By Tim Kight on 7/12/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.20-21
“My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.”

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Things that God hates

By Tim Kight on 7/11/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.12-15
“A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.”

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Work ethic

By Tim Kight on 7/10/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 6.1-5
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.”

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Beware lust and lies

By Tim Kight on 7/9/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 5.20-21
Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress? For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.”

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What about socialism?

By Tim Kight on 7/6/18 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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Liberty Part 2

By Tim Kight on 7/5/18 5:30 AM

In the civil society, the individual has a duty to respect the unalienable rights of others. The individual also has a responsibility to respect the values, customs, and traditions, tried and tested over time and passed from one generation to the next, that establish society’s cultural identity. Citizens are responsible for taking ownership of their own well-being and that of their family, and they have a duty to contribute to the welfare of the community.

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Liberty

By Tim Kight on 7/4/18 8:20 AM

“A city is what it is because it’s citizens are what they are.”  ~Plato

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Stay far away

By Tim Kight on 7/3/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 5.7-11
And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner..”

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Seduction and destruction

By Tim Kight on 7/2/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 5.1-2
My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.”

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Defining Moments

By Tim Kight on 6/29/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 4.25-27
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”

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Where are you going?

By Tim Kight on 6/28/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 4.25-27
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”

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What You Say Matters

By Tim Kight on 6/27/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 4.23-24
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.”

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The Enemy Within

By Tim Kight on 6/26/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 4.23
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”

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Guard your heart | Part 2

By Tim Kight on 6/25/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 4.23
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

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Guard Your Heart

By Tim Kight on 6/22/18 5:30 AM

The key principle: Not everything that gets your attention deserves your attention. The essential practice: Discernment and discipline.
The scripture: Proverbs 4.20-27.

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Pay Attention

By Tim Kight on 6/21/18 5:30 AM

One of the most important decisions you make every day is what to pay attention to. What should you focus on and what should you filter out? What deserves your attention and what does not? Answering this question is one of the primary purposes of the book of Proverbs. Wise people give their attention to the right things. Foolish people give their attention to the wrong things.

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Follow Your Father

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

Proverbs 4.1-4
“Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, ‘Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.’”

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Grace to the humble

By Tim Kight on 6/19/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.29-30
“Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you. Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.”

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Givers and Takers

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

Proverbs 3.27-28
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it’—when you have it with you.” (Proverbs 3:27-28)

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Blessing

By Tim Kight on 6/15/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.13-18
“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.”

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Training | Part Three

By Tim Kight on 6/14/18 5:30 AM

Philippians 2.12-13
"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure."  

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Training | Part 2

By Tim Kight on 6/13/18 5:30 AM

Hebrews 12 in the New Testament is a commentary and explanation of Proverbs 3.

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Training | Part One

By Tim Kight on 6/12/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.11-12
“My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.”

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Stewardship

By Tim Kight on 6/11/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.9-10
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”

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The Imperial Self

By Tim Kight on 6/8/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.5-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.Be not wise in your own eyes;fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

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Don’t believe everything you think

By Tim Kight on 6/7/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 3.5-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.Be not wise in your own eyes;fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

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The blessings of obedience

By Tim Kight on 6/6/18 5:50 AM

Proverbs 3.1-2
“My son, do not forget my teaching,but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.”

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The Path

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

Proverbs 2.20-22
“So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.” (Proverbs 2:20-22)

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Motives Matter

By Tim Kight on 6/4/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 2.1-5
"My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

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Seek The Treasure

By Tim Kight on 6/1/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 2.1-4
“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures ... ”

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Be an apprentice

By Tim Kight on 5/31/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 2.1-5
“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

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Turning Point

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

Proverbs 1.23
“If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.”

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How long?

By Tim Kight on 5/29/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 1.20-22
Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?”

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Listen Up!

By Tim Kight on 5/28/18 2:47 PM

Proverbs 1:8-10
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.”

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Mindset

By Tim Kight on 5/25/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 1.8
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

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Progressive growth

By Tim Kight on 5/24/18 5:30 AM

Proverbs 1.4-6
“...to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.”

Let me ask a question: As a Christian, how much rigorous training have you received in the skills of careful observation and clear thinking? How much training have you received in how to develop a plan, implement a plan, and make adjustments as the plan unfolds in the real world?

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Insight

By Tim Kight on 5/23/18 5:30 AM

Proverb 1.1-3
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity.”

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Doesn’t matter, get better

By Tim Kight on 5/22/18 5:30 AM

Proverb 1.1
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction ...”

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What is wisdom?

By Tim Kight on 5/21/18 5:30 AM

Proverb 1.1
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction …”

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Power and perspective

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

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

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Live by grace

By Tim Kight on 5/17/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6:18
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.”

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Walk by this standard

By Tim Kight on 5/16/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.16-18
“And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.”

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New Creation

By Tim Kight on 5/15/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.14-15
“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.”

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Mindset Matters

By Tim Kight on 5/14/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.11-14
“See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.”

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Do not lose heart

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

Galatians 6.9-10
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

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Do not grow weary

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

Galatians 6.9-10
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

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You Reap What You Sow

By Tim Kight on 5/9/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.7-10
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

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Responsibility | Part 2

By Tim Kight on 5/8/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.2-5
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.”

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Responsibility | Part 1

By Tim Kight on 5/7/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.2-5
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.”

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Accountability | Part 2

By Tim Kight on 5/4/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 6.1
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”

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Accountability | Part 1

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

Galatians 6.1
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”

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Beware self-centeredness | Part 2

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

Galatians 5.26
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

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Beware self-centeredness | Part 1

By Tim Kight on 5/1/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.26
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

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Live by the Spirit

By Tim Kight on 4/30/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.24-25
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”

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No Discipline, No Discipleship

By Tim Kight on 4/27/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

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Self-control | The Critical Factor

By Tim Kight on 4/26/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

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Focused Strength | Part 2

By Tim Kight on 4/25/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Focused Strength | Part 1

By Tim Kight on 4/24/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Faithfulness | Can I count on you?

By Tim Kight on 4/23/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Kindness and Goodness

By Tim Kight on 4/20/18 6:29 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Patience | Part Four

By Tim Kight on 4/19/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23
“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Patience | Part Three

By Tim Kight on 4/18/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

As mentioned yesterday, I have intentionally observed people in various situations and watched for the presence or absence of patience. I have observed a great deal of impatience, and the negative impact is obvious. However, I have also observed people acting with patience and perseverance, and in those situations the impact was positive and productive.

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Patience | Part Two

By Tim Kight on 4/17/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Patience | Part One

By Tim Kight on 4/16/18 5:30 AM

Galatians 5.22-23“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …”

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Peace | In Summary

By Tim Kight on 4/13/18 6:08 AM

2 Peter 1.2
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

As we finish this week’s series on peace, please keep in mind that the Lord seeks to “multiply” his grace and peace to us. He wants us to experience more and more of his grace and peace. The scripture above tells us that we will experience increasing levels of grace and peace in our lives through increasing knowledge of God in our lives. Please note: not knowledge about God, but knowledge of God

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Peace | Part Four

By Tim Kight on 4/12/18 5:23 AM

It is very common for Christians to pray and ask God to give them peace. But if a Christian listens carefully (and reads the Bible diligently), the Lord responds by saying: "I have already given you peace. Now it is your responsibility to activate it." The evil one does not want you to activate and operate by the peace that God has given you. The enemy wants you to operate by the sin nature that still resides within you. Therefore, the evil one does everything he can to stimulate your sin nature. He does everything he can to disrupt you and disconnect you from God's peace.  


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Peace | Part Three

By Tim Kight on 4/11/18 6:00 AM

Everyone wants peace, but not everyone gets it. Paul says this in Philippians 4:7: "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." The peace of God is not based on circumstances, so it doesn't always make sense to the unsaved mind; Paul says it is a peace that surpasses comprehension. It doesn't seem reasonable that such peace could exist in the midst of the problems and troubles that people go through. But this is divine, supernatural peace; it cannot be understood — let alone produced —  on a human level.

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Peace | Part Two

By Tim Kight on 4/10/18 6:00 AM

Galatians 5.22

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” 

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Peace | Part One

By Tim Kight on 4/9/18 6:00 AM

Galatians 5.22

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

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