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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.


Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I
will complain in the bitterness of my soul. [Am] I a sea, or a sea serpent, That
You set a guard over me? When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease
my complaint,' Then You scare me with dreams And terrify me with visions, So
that my soul chooses strangling [And] death rather than my body. I loathe [my
life]; I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days [are but] a breath. [Job
7:11-16 NKJV]


Bros seems Job speaks for many of us even though we may never have suffered as he has
sufferedJob is not holding back anything and speaking from the depths of his soul. He is
communicating from the agony and distress of his soul. To the point of resentment and
cynicism coming from his soul and carried about as his spirit is filled with vinegar, sourness
or ill-tempered like behavior or speech. As the sea has its borders set in place by the Lord,
Job cynically says the Lord put a guard over him or a restraint about him to keep him in his
Not even feeling the security and comfort of his own bed as one who cant wait to come home
to his own bed and receive that comfort and rest that is derived from sleeping in ones own
bed. That familiarity that we experience in the comfort of our own personal bed cannot ease
the suffering and anguish Job is experiencing.

We often blame others for our own misery, as Job tried to blame God for scaring him with
dreams and visions. So much so that his soul prefers death and spells out the method of his
demise. Saying his soul would choose death rather than dwell in his body. Job realizes God
gave him that tent for his soul to dwell and even gives him each breath and his every
heartbeat comes from the Lord.

Job cries to be let alone, that his days are but a breath and we know that even our breath is a
vapor; it disappears and is fleeting at best. It takes a breath to blow out a match or a candle, a
mere breath to snuff the flame that burns brightly. Just as God gives breath and controls our
very breath, He can indeed take our breath away in an instant, vanished in the twinkling of an
Job was right his life is a breath that can be gone and vanquished from a body leaving soul
without home were it not for the Lord, who gives a new place for souls to dwell when these
tents have breathed their last. Which place will your soul go, heaven or hell? May our every
breath that the Lord grants us be used to praise Him, worship Him and used to be obedient to
Him because He first loved us and saved us by His shed blood on Calvary for the remission of
our sins-amen!
Daniel Wright
Proverbs 27:17

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