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Friday; January 18

If you had the chance to sit down with a group of godly believers what would you say to them?  If you are like me you might be tempted to try to do some teaching – explaining to them what they need to do to be better.  While that might be one good use of the time together, could it be even better to just offer a word of encouragement to them?  Rather than telling them what is wrong in their lives, what would happen if we made the effort to explain what is right in their world?            I think it would go without saying that Children of Israel in the Old Testament could have used some words of direction, but, at one point when their religious leaders were given instructions about how to approach the benedictions they offered they were told, “Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:  ‘The Lord  bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.’  So they sha…