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Dear Bros in Christ,

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Brothers in Christ, this weekly encouragement 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."
PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have any prayer requests please send them and I will send them out to the bros for prayer, if privacy is needed I will send in a
discreet way.


But as for you, you meant evil against me; [but] God meant it for good, in order
to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.[Genesis 50:20
Wait on God
Bros has somebody done you wrong, treated you poorly, shamed you, thrown you in a hole,
stole your clothes, sold you into slavery, reported you as dead? Well Joseph had all of these
things done to him and more, but he did not repay evil for evil as his brothers supposed him
to do even after Joseph showed great kindness and saved their lives and their whole families
lives. Amazing that Gods grace shined brightly through Joseph in how he dealt with his
brothers, when reading this story you would expect that Joseph would set out to get revenge
not so he dealt with them ever so kindly even rewarding them with everything at his disposal
as Pharaohs right hand man.
I believe that is why it is so important to wait on the Lord when things like this might happen
to us. If God has allowed it He will bring you out of it. In our human self-righteousness we
want justice right now and our way of justice is to be carried out immediately with no care or
concern that just maybe God allowed this and is doing a work Something to think about and
ponder next time somebody does us wrong.
Have you ever thought about repaying evil for evil? Dont do it, but wait on the Lord, look
what His Word says not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary
blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.[1Peter 3:9
God allowed Joseph to go through even greater trials than being sold into slavery, getting
thrown into prison, accused of attempted rape to name a few. But yet God raised him up to
save the people from the famine, made him a powerful man second only to Pharaoh. And
Joseph repaid the evil that was done to him with kindness blessing his brothers even to point
that they thought he was only being kind until their father passed away. But not so Joseph
continued to bless them, Gods way is so much better than ours! We plot, plan and scheme for
payback and God uses Joseph to pour hot coals on his brothers head. For [so] you will heap
coals of fire on his head, And the LORD will reward you.[Proverbs 25:22 NKJV]
Showing great kindness, love, affection mercy, forgiveness, restoration and grace. Hey you
know what that is exactly what God shows us sinners. His unbelievable acts of kindness,
love, affection mercy, forgiveness, restoration and grace where we dont deserve it and
certainly didnt earn it. Lord teach us your ways and help us not to walk in the power of our
corrupt flesh, but let us learn to give everything to You and wait on You-amen!

Daniel Wright
Proverbs 27:17
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