Work, Work, Work

Scripture Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. ~Proverbs 12:24, NLT Quote God is fulfilled in His work and we are created in His image. ~Timothy Keller Why do we work? I guess the basic reason is so we can eat. Proverbs 16:26 says, It is good for workers to …

Keep On Praying

Scripture But I keep praying to You, Lord,  hoping this time You will show me favor. ~Psalm 69:13, NLT Quote We don’t pray so we can get on with the business, PRAYER is the business. ~Jack Taylor Psalm 69:13 caught my attention the other day. I read it first in the MESSAGE, then I picked …

Grands Are Grand

Scripture Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children. ~Proverbs 17:6, NLT Quote Grand children open a room in your heart that could not be unlocked by anyone else. ~Timothy Keller Some people fight aging but I for one see a lot of blessings in growing old and …

Elder Brother Syndrome

Scripture Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. ~Luke 15:29, KJV Quote The prerequisite of receiving the GRACE of God is know that you need it. ~Source Unknown {found it …

Pride

Scripture “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ~James 4:6, NLT Quote Pride is essentially competitive–it is competitive by its very nature. ~C.S. Lewis Someone said, “Pride is the only disease that everyone recognizes except the person suffering from it.” Pride gets no real pleasure out of having something, only out of …

A Divine Exposition

Scripture Now I will expose your so-called good deeds. None of them will help you. ~Isaiah 57:12, NLT Quote No one who is pro-life supports a political party or candidate that is not. ~Jack Bailey We have been rationalizing our sin since Adam but it is a waste of time: God sees the heart and …

Stupid Children

Scripture “My people are foolish and do not know me,” says the LORD. “They are stupid children who have no understanding. They are clever enough at doing wrong, but they have no idea how to do right!” ~Jeremiah 4:22, NLT Quote Sin is stupid! ~Ya’akov A lot of people do not like modern translations of …