“…your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.” Matthew 6:4. In Matthew 6, Jesus warned against performing pious deeds in order to receive the praise of others. He said that when the hypocrites give alms, they sound a trumpet “…that they may have glory from men” (vs 2). If we serve for the […]
“…by their prayer for you, [they] long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you”. II Corinthians 9:14. Upholding God’s servants in prayer is a blessed privilege. Although we cannot go “into all the world” ourselves, how wonderful that we can share in the ministries of others by interceding for them. As Paul […]
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:7. Many believers mechanically drop a little loose change into the plate as it passes, or they dig out a small bill because it would embarrass them not to […]
“Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15. We are to use our time carefully. Paul said, “Be very careful, then, how you live”. So, whatcha doin? Beware of spending too much time on matters of too little importance.
“So the Lord said to him, what is that in your hand?” Exodus 4:2. The answer to the question that God asked Moses seems obvious at first. Moses was holding a plain wooden staff. But the world would soon learn that this ordinary shepherd’s rod would become a symbol of power and authority to deliver […]