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Doug Knighton

Doug Knighton has written 399 posts for Promises for the Battle

Living Wisely #7—Wisely Ordered

Where bitter jealousy and selfish ambition exist in your heart, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. James 3:14–17 Foolishness produces chaos, which becomes a breeding ground for evil. Not the thoughtless foolishness we … Continue reading

Living Wisely #6—Wisely Done

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and burst against that house; but it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. Matthew 7:24–25 We … Continue reading

Living Wisely #5—Wisely Speaking

There is one who speaks rashly—like the thrusts of a sword. But the tongue of the wise brings healing. … A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse one crushes the spirit. Proverbs 12:18; 15:4 As kids we heard that “sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt … Continue reading

Living Wisely #4—Appreciative Wisdom

Since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened, I pray that the God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, will give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, so that you may understand better the hope of his calling, the riches of the glory of his … Continue reading

Living Wisely #3—Wisely Beneficial

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. Proverbs 17:2 This promise is very helpful for following Jesus’ instruction to be in the world but not of it. Christians are not part of the world’s “family,” because we have been born again … Continue reading

Living Wisely #2—Wisely Agile

You have been directed in the way of wisdom and led toward upright paths, so that when you walk, your steps will not be impeded; and when you run, you will not stumble. … Those who trust their hearts are fools, but those who walk wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 4:11–12; 28:26 Detecting a path … Continue reading

Living Wisely #1—Satisfying Wisdom

Wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. … Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Fear and Faith

Fear is real and rational when reality confronts us with what appears to be danger. However, when we perceive Jesus’ presence, our perception of reality changes. As followers of Jesus we can fight fear with faith by acknowledging that Jesus’ supernatural abilities are immediately available to us whenever he makes his presence felt. Consider Peter’s … Continue reading

Conquerors #8—Conquering Praise

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have conquered the world. John 16:13 Almighty God, Ruler of your vast creation, we take heart in the midst of tribulation because of how Jesus, who emptied himself of the prerogatives of deity and incorporated himself among us as a servant, achieved victory and … Continue reading

Conquerors #7—Kings and Queens

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my knocking and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together. To those who conquer I will give permission to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat with my Father on his throne. Revelation 3:20–21 … Continue reading