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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Learn from Examples

November 18th, 2022

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Learning from the example of others.

Take note of the consequences of bad decisions, and the fruitfulness of good decisions. This will help us grow in the way of wisdom, and give us discernment when choosing friends.

In First Corinthians 10, Paul wrote about the experiences of the Israelites in the days of Moses. The people of that time committed idolatry, indulged in revelry, engaged in immorality, and grumbled against God. Verse 6 says, “These things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did”.

A positive view of learning is found in the example of Paul the Apostle. He wrote in Philippians 4:9, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Learning from the Example of others is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


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