As I thought about this day, the famous words of the martyred missionary, Jim Elliot, came to mind:
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
The greatest fool is the man who attempts to gain the whole world, but then loses his soul (Mark 8:36).
I would like to extend my personal, heartfelt thanks to all those who make this blog possible. I appreciate each of you from the bottom of my heart, for I could not have done all this on my own.
- My wife and daughters – for allowing me the time to study Proverbs in between work, seminary, writing, preaching, and the long honey-do list still incomplete.
- David Welford – for encouraging me to take a step of faith, and believing in someone you have never met.
- Nick Welford – for your original blog that brought us together, and for your unique perspective which has challenged me, along with brought me to tears.
- Daniel Klem – for faithful, consistent blogging with a heart for God, and for wisdom beyond your years.
- Grady Davidson – for being an encouragement as a fellow pastor in the same part of town. I am blessed to have friends who care more about bringing glory to God through the unity of the Body of Christ (John 17:22) than for denominational pride.
- Jason Sneed – for your friendship and support through the years, and for your deep passion for serving the Lord.
- Chris Jordan – for giving this blog a chance, for excellent writing, and for not treating this American like the intellectual inferior other Canadians think I am ;-).
- Father God – for liberally giving wisdom to the lacking ones who ask (James 1:5).
- Jesus Christ – the Wisdom of God made flesh; my Savior.
- The Holy Spirit – for opening our eyes and hearts to treasures the world cannot know.
God bless you, the readers and subscribers, for taking the time to read Proverbial Thought!
Please, pray for us, as we pray for you.