Pride And Riches

Scripture Rich people may think they are wise,    but a poor person with discernment can see right through them. ~Proverbs 11:28, NLT Quote To see a prosperous man that is humble, is the greatest rarity in the world. ~Bernard of Clairvaux Proverbs deals with a lot of generalities: it is not impossible for a rich man …

Prayer

Scripture “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” ~Matthew 7:7, NLT Quote The Law of Prayer is to ask. ~George W. Truett Although Satan uses distractions, he does not want us to understand …

Focus

Scripture I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. ~Psalm 73:2-3, NLT Quote Focus on the OUTCOME; not the obstacle. ~Image Quotes I suppose not that much has changed as far as human behavior goes but …

The Perfect King

Scripture O God, help the king to judge as you would, and help his son to walk in godliness. ~Psalm 72 Quote A monarchy is the best form of government if you have a good king. ~Ya-akov Scholars are divided about the author of Psalm 72. It is attributed to Solomon but some think that …

Worse Than Heathens

Scripture “King Manasseh of Judah has done many detestable things. He is even more wicked than the Amorites, who lived in this land before Israel. ~2 Kings 21:11, NLT Quote Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it. ~C.S. Lewis I am grateful to the late Dr. …

Windfalls and Downfalls

Scripture Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. ~Proverbs 13:11, NLT Quote If you don’t grow wealth gradually with hard work, you will not have the character to manage the wealth you gain. ~Timothy Keller Years ago I attended a financial seminar that changed my life. Our instructor was …

Competence

Scripture Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people. ~Proverbs 22:29, NLT Jesus was a blue-collar worker…He was a Carpenter. ~Ya’akov Although I am a pastor, which is considered a profession, I identify more with the blue collar world. My father was a concrete finisher, a …

Trusting In Money

Scripture Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring. ~Proverbs 11:28, NLT Quote Money can buy things: it just cannot buy the essential things. ~Ya’akov Money is not evil; it is greed [loving money] that is the root of all evil. Money is something we are to …