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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.


And Moses said to them, Stand still, that I may hear what the LORD will
command concerning you.[Numbers 9:8 NKJV]
Bros what great instruction Moses shared with these certain men who had come to him to tell
him that they had become unclean at the start of the Passover. They didnt know what to do
because they wanted to keep the Passover so they came to Moses to seek instruction and
Moses reply is a great instruction to all of us every day in every situation. And Moses said to
them, Stand still, that I may hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
I think for most of us we forget this very simple reality that we have as believers in Jesus
Christ that we have direct access to God our Father in heaven and can call on Him at any and
all times. But the key point here is Moses is saying wait, stop dont say or do anything that I
may hear what God will say regarding you. I know for me and probably most of you too we
tend to jump the gun and then seek the Lord to see if what we have already done before we
have heard from Him lines up with what we think He might say to us.
The hardest thing we might have to do is wait on the Lord. But when we are continually
moving forward with our preconceived idea or conclusion to a matter before going to the Lord
and standing still and waiting to hear what He might instruct us to do we havent
accomplished anything but our own will in a matter and that is where we suffer greatly. When
we choose to operate in our own will all we can expect is the consequence of our flesh nature
that cares only for itself and only promotes itself and caters to itself.
Godly wisdom comes from the Lord and can only be obtained from the Lord and this I believe
is what Moses was saying to the certain unclean men. Wait lets seek the Lord first and see
what He says in this matter. To observe the Passover was a very important matter to keep and
by seeking the Lord they received a second chance to observe and be a part of remembering
what God had delivered them from. A reminder of God passing over Israel and sparing
judgement on the firstborn and delivering them.
And for us to stand still and seek the Lord to see what He would have us do in our daily walk
with Him. And just as this is a reminder to us of what Jesus did on the cross for us and
spared us judgment and delivered us from eternal damnation- thank You Lord!
Bros if we are caught up in all that is going on around us, going to and fro and cant stop to
seek instruction from the Lord then that is a sad indictment on us. So what a great
encouragement and reminder this verse is for us to stand still and seek the Lord so we can
hear what the Lord will command concerning us-amen!

Daniel Wright

Proverbs 27:17
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