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Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. 

Brothers in Christ, this monthly devotional is sent and meant to be an encouragement to all and to build up and edify in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oikodome means "Builder". The Lord has put this on my heart to send out a monthly Iron Man Oikodome {oy-kod-om-ay'} to build up and encourage the men who love and follow Jesus Christ in their walk with Him.
Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."  

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"Correction"

  Dear Bros in Christ,

O LORD correct me but with justice; Not in Your anger lest You bring me to nothing (Jeremiah 10:24 NKJV).

Bros better to be corrected by the Lords justice than His anger! Jeremiah is delivering the Lords word to the house of Israel for Judah's futile idolatry in chapter ten of Jeremiah. Then this verse above later on in the chapter is part of Jeremiahs prayer for correction. Much can be learned by us in this chapter. We may have idols in our lives- Idols that cannot save like the idols referred to by Jeremiah are wooden decorated with silver & gold and made to stand up with nails & hammers yet they cannot speak and must be carried and cannot do evil or good. I think about how people could be so foolish as to get caught up in idolatry with something as foolish as inanimate objects and spend all their time worshipping these objects back in those days. Couldn't they see this was futile? Wasting their time with a chunk of wood or metal that a craftsman or metalsmith spent way too much time fashioning. Couldn't they grasp that God is the true and living God and want to spend time with Him and worship Him? Maybe they knew this but chose not to worship the One true and living God. Perhaps they allowed these idols to creep in little by little until they were consumed with them and spent all their time in front of them. Can you think of anything in your life that may have crept in that you have been spending all your time in front of because it consumes all or most of your time away from worshipping the One true and living God? If so then Jeremiah's prayer is for you and me both- amen! O LORD correct me but with justice; Not in Your anger lest You bring me to nothing (Jeremiah 10:24 NKJV). His correction is sweeter and better His justice is right on and His anger can bring us to nothing but may His correction bring us closer to home in Him. He loves you and maybe He is speaking to you right now about idols in your life the Bible tells us to examine ourselves. Let us search out and examine our ways And turn back to the LORD (Lamentations 3:40 NKJV); Have mercy on us Lord and help us to get rid of any idols whether they be wood metal electronic visual audio or motorized or any other inanimate or animate form or thing if idols are taking time away from our worship of You then take away our idols Lord we want to worship Jesus only in our lives. Forgive us for being foolish and allowing idols to creep in and maybe we don't bow down literally to them but they consume us and rob us of time with You Lord and fill us with worldly and fleshly trash. Forgive me Lord I pray and I repent in Jesus Name- amen! Agape

Agape Daniel Wright Iron Man Oikodome Proverbs 27:17

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"SHINE ON"

  Dear Bros in Christ,
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men .(Matthew 5:13(NKJV)
Bros as a likeness to salt we are not to lose our flavor or ability? or to become useless or in effective and discarded powerless overtaken by the things of this world to retreat and even though rejected by those we are called to be a witness to. Just as salt enhances and brings out the flavor. We are called to bring out our witness to the world for them to see Jesus in us and through us. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14 NKJV). You can?t hide a City up on a hill- it is visible for all to see it stands out. It is above everything else Jesus is above all creation! How can we hide Him if we are rep?n Him? We should stand out like that City on the hill- obvious to all that Jesus is in our hearts. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand and it gives light to all [who are] in the house (Matthew 5:15 NKJV). There would be no purpose to light a lamp and then hide the light it emits? So why would we hide our relationship with Jesus or our witness of Jesus in our hearts to the whole world? Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16 NKJV). Bros we need to stand out to be lit up for our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. It ought to be obvious to all and everywhere we go whether out with our families hanging with bros in the Lord or with work associates driving on the freeway at school or the beach or even on vacation Bros our light should be shining brightly and without mistake who we are rep?n and why- Amen! May God the Father be glorified in your life today as your light shines for Him
Agape Daniel Wright Iron Man Oikodome Proverbs 27:17
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