The Purpose of Kindness

You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with…

Is Your Eye Clear?

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first…

Do Not Judge

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV) It’s interesting how we want God’s grace and mercy in our lives, but we are quick to judge and…

God Never Promised Everything Would Be Easy

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29 (NIV) God never promised that life would be easy, without…

God Gave You Blessings for a Reason

Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.  Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works…

God Just Wants You to Be Happy

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Many people have thought or been told that God just wants them to be happy, implying that God will give us what we…

Test Me

I am the Lord All-Powerful, and I challenge you to put me to the test. Bring the entire ten percent into the storehouse, so there will be food in my house. Then I will open the windows of heaven and flood you with blessing after blessing. Malachi 3:10 (CEV) Have you ever known a person…

Don’t Bury It

“But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’” Matthew 25:26-27 (NLT) God is trusting you with resources and He expects…

The Real Purpose

“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the…

Be Wise

The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.  Proverbs 21:20 (NLT) There are people who believe they have to spend all the money they have coming into their household.  Some people think they need to spend more than what comes into their household and go into debt.  But that is not…

For the Love of Money

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV) Many people misquote this verse.  They tend to think that money is a bad thing and they expect that Christians are supposed…

Stop Worrying

…“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  1 Peter 5:5-7 (NLT) The bible verse above tells us to…

They Will Listen

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’  If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”  John 15:18, 20 (NIV) As a Christian, you can expect…

Don’t Go Back

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so…