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You know the phrase… “Birds of a feather flock together.”
It is a phrase that is true to life not just for species associations in the wild, but also with character associations of people.
Crooks associate with crooks and “goody two shoes” people associate with other “goody two shoes” people.
Those who like to tell dirty jokes and […]

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It doesn’t take a genius mind in order to have good, godly relationships.
It does take a humble heart, however.
The biblical author James gives us a clear recipe for how we should treat our relatives, our friends, our co-workers, our church members and whoever else the Lord places in our lives. The more we […]

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King Solomon reminded me this morning that I’ve got some correspondence work to do.
“Never abandon a friend— either yours or your father’s.” (Psalm 27:10)
It’s time for me to play catch-up with some of my friends.
Yes, I’ve been very busy with many things.
Important things.
But I’ve not been busy enough at communicating with […]

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Seven words jumped off the page of my devotional Bible this morning while reading at the dinner table.
“Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend.”
My eyes have read over these seven words at least 26 times since I started an annual through-the-Bible-reading regimen in 1987.
But they never caught the significance of these words recorded in […]

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OK, we’re supposed to seek redemptive relationships with unsaved people, right?
That’s how we’re going to have bridges of gospel influence, right?
Yes, that’s right.
So why does the Apostle Paul tell us in 2 Corinthians 6:14 to not be yoked together with unbelievers?
If we’re not walking close to them, how can we really influence them?
The key […]

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