2Co 9v6 – Sow generously

God makes an amazing promise both in the Old Testament and New Testament – if you sow generously, you will reap generously. Many are quick to caution that if you give God lots of your money, you won’t necessarily get back lots of money. True, but you will get much more than that. You see,… Continue reading 2Co 9v6 – Sow generously

Pro 19v17 – The ridiculous question

Have you ever lent money to God? I know that sounds crazy. How can we lend money to God when everything is his? The entire universe. Even our money is his. So, it’s ridiculous to ask this question. But, the wise writer of Proverbs tells us that we can actually lend money to God. “Whoever… Continue reading Pro 19v17 – The ridiculous question

Mat 18v35 – The unforgiving prison

There was a King who wanted his debts to be settled. They brought him a man who owed him millions of dollars. The king demanded payment. The man begged for mercy, and the king forgave all his debts. This same man had a servant who owed him only 1000 dollars. He refused to forgive him… Continue reading Mat 18v35 – The unforgiving prison

Ecc 1v3-7 – Cycles

Training for a marathon teaches you one thing – repetition. As I trudge bleary-eyed along the promenade, I watch the sun rise each day from the same spot while the waves consistently crash against the shore. The repetition reminds me of King Solomon’s words – “What do people gain from all their labours at which… Continue reading Ecc 1v3-7 – Cycles

Luk 12v20 – Life Lottery

How would you feel if you knew you would win $10 million tomorrow? How would you feel if you knew you wouldn’t wake up tomorrow? For most, the horror of the second is worse than the euphoria of the first. This means that waking up alive is worth more than $10 million. Yet how many… Continue reading Luk 12v20 – Life Lottery

Pro 23v1-3 – The job offer

Imagine you receive an amazing job offer. The salary and perks are so good. It’s like a feast of good things. You crave to have it! What do you do? Accept it, of course. Yet we may forget that no one gives without expecting much more in return. This “feast” may cost more than we… Continue reading Pro 23v1-3 – The job offer

Pro 7v1-2 – Hoarders!

I once watched a show about extreme hoarders. These people hoard everything from fast food packaging to rubber ducks to garbage until every drawer, cupboard, room, and the entire house is so full they can’t move. While there are extreme hoarders, most of us like to keep things because “I might need it”. Keeping things… Continue reading Pro 7v1-2 – Hoarders!

Gen 47:27 – Caught!

“So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.” (Genesis 47:27). That sounds great. It’s what we would all want for our lives. Its success. Yet before we wish for this in our lives let’s take a moment to consider the… Continue reading Gen 47:27 – Caught!

Mat 19:24 – The right perspective

Sometimes Jesus says things just seem too crazy. On one occasion, talking about rich people, he says, “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24). That means if you are rich… Continue reading Mat 19:24 – The right perspective

Col 3:13 – The Big Debt

I heard a crazy story about a guy who had borrowed $10 million dollars, and when he couldn’t repay it, the creditor just cancelled the whole debt! That’s crazy. But what was crazier is that a few days later, this same guy sued a friend of his who had borrowed $100 from him and couldn’t… Continue reading Col 3:13 – The Big Debt