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Proverbs 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation...

NIV Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.
KJV Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Although everyone is responsible for their own actions, the effects of sin extend to the whole community.

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Colossians 1:28 - We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom

NIV We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
KJV Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

The apostle Paul describes the process of growth - struggling with all of his might. But before we conclude that perfection is based upon will power we have to finish the verse; this energy is not Paul's, but it comes from God.

When we focus on the Lord, HE gives us the strength to wrestle with the obstacles in our soul. It is in this divine paradox that spiritual growth occurs.

Today's Commentary by:
David Whitehead, Pastor, Grace NYC