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Morning Devotion: Firing blanks

“To acquire wisdom is to love yourself;
people who cherish understanding will prosper.”
Are these words from Confucius?
Ghandi?
Will Rogers?
Nope. They’re from a guy who knew a thing or two about wisdom.
A guy named Solomon. (Proverbs 19:8)
Do yourself a huge favor and seek wisdom.
The alternative is like going into a gun battle without bullets — it won’t go […]

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You learn this early in your driving life as a teenager — if you don’t keep your eyes on the road, bad things happen.
Or you don’t keep your hands on the wheel, bad things happen.
It doesn’t matter how good of a knee driver you think you are, trusting your knee to keep you safe for […]

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Morning Devotion: Poison

Gossip is poison.
Please don’t drink it.
Here’s a 3,000-year-old principle to protect us from imbibing in such caustic potions.
“The first to speak in court sounds right—
until the cross-examination begins.” (Proverbs 18:17)
When somebody starts bad-mouthing another, make sure you check the facts and then challenge the gossiper to do the same.
It’s the right thing to do.
As always, […]

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Smart people are sometimes so because of a gift of brainpower.
Intelligent people are always so because of the grit of willpower. They know that intelligence is no accident, but instead the fruit of diligent study.
King Solomon — who knew a thing or two about intelligence — put it this way:
“Intelligent people are always ready to […]

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Morning Devotion: Bubbling brooks

Now this is engaging thought….
“Wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.” (Proverbs 18:4)
When we share life-tested truths with others who are thirsty in their hearts and minds, we become the vessels God intends.
Learn from His Word. Live for His purposes. Love helping people. Become the brook that refreshes others.
As always, I love you
Martin

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