Scripture Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.  ~Ecclesiastes 11:9, NLT Quote Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again…

Live It Up!

Scripture  So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this!  Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!  ~Ecclesiastes 9:7-8, NLT Quote Man is clueless and God is all-knowing: therefore, the only proper response to God is fear and trust. ~David George Moore…

Relating To Authority

Scripture All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt. ~Ecclesiastes 8:9, NASB Quote Life is far too complex for any human to figure out how all its parts fit together. ~Daniel L. Akin There…

Time

Scripture For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT Quote “You need to ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” ~Dallas Willard I like the NLT’s tranlation of the Hebrew word chephets. This is not an easy word to translate: the AV translates it nine different ways: purpose, pleasure,…

The Responsibility of Riches

Scripture It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor. ~Proverbs 14:21, NLT Quote Doing the right thing may be costly in the present but doing what is wrong will cost much more in the long run. ~Ya’akov Like Psalms and the sermon on the mount, Proverbs has it’s beatitudes…

Wonderfully Complex

Scripture Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. ~Psalm 139:14, NLT Quote “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything to stop them.” ~Albert Einstein I am not a doctor and so I am…

The Encouraging Word

Scripture I weep with sorrow, encourage me by Your word. Psalm 119:28, NLT Quote We must be watchful after the victory as before the battle. ~Andrew Bonar This is the Daleth stanza and it reveals a despondent Psalmist, his face is in the dust. We do not know what happened but evidently, he was being…

He Wraps Himself In Light

Scripture Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. ~Psalm 104:1-2, NRSV Quote The LORD is my light and my salvation; in whom shall I fear or be afraid. ~King David   Psalm 104 is a…

The LIFE That Really Is Life

Scripture For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. ~Ephesians 2:10, NRSV Quote Work for the cause {Christ} not for applause. Live to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, work to make your…

The Valley Of Slaughter

Scripture “For Israel has forsaken me and turned this valley into a place of wickedness….And they have filled this place with the blood of innocent children.” ~Jeremiah 19:4, NLT Quote Government’s first duty is to protect people, not run their lives. ~Ronald Reagan I‘d like to change one word in Reagan’s quote: change ‘run’ to…