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Proverbs

Dogs, Fleas and Friends

by Bryant Evans on September 30, 2013

The saying, “If you lay down with dogs you’ll get up with fleas” is not in the Bible. But the idea is definitely Biblical. Those we associate with can help us or harm us. Consider Paul’s words: “Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33) The wisest ever, Solomon wrote: If they […]

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Lord Keep Me From the Extremes

by Bryant Evans on April 18, 2010

Would you rather be rich or poor? Does it matter? The wisest man ever, who happened to have great wealth, said it like this: “Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty or riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and […]

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Oil and Water

by Bryant Evans on January 5, 2009

Anyone who has made a salad knows that oil and water do not mix well. Many salad dressings are made of a mixture of oil, water vinegar and spices. While quite good, they must be vigorously shaken at serving because the two products will not bind together for long. Solomon notes that the righteous and […]

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Greed Hurts

by Bryant Evans on January 1, 2009

Greed will likely be the byword of 2009. Just think about it. Thousands of people bought homes they should have known they could not afford. Businessmen handed out loans to customers who could not repay and a slick salesman named Bernard Madoff took the wealthiest among us for billions in a scheme to get rich […]

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The Pain of Secret Sin

by Bryant Evans on December 31, 2008

Secret sins are exceptionally common. We all have them or at least have had them in the past. They often lie enmeshed in our greatest spiritual weaknesses and there thrive on our embarrassment and feelings of worthlessness and helplessness. Secret sins are the ones that have the greatest power over our lives and the greatest […]

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