Matthew 19:23-26, “23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
In business there are things looked into for the health and the growth of the business. They look at ASSETS and LIABILITIES columns as part of their analysis for the health and growth of business. Assets are properties or things or people of great value. In accounting, they are items on balance sheet that constitute the total value of an organization. Liability has a different description, for the sake of the point I would like to make, I will describe it as something that holds somebody back (organization, business) or causes trouble.
Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
Our Heavenly Father takes pleasure in providing for His children. He is the God of too much, the bible says, “A thousand cattle on the hills belongs to Him“, “Riches and Glory are His“, The God of the impossibilities. He knows each of His children in and out and He knows all their needs. He knows how to give good things to His children. Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”. He gives good things, not corrupt, broken, despised, or rejected. He gives the best to His own. He does it with joy, pleasure and gladness, and He gives with all of His heart. Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not lack (AMP)”. The work of a shepherd is to feed, guide, protect, inspect His sheep. With Him being the Shepherd He guarantees His provision. Read the rest of this entry »
1Corinthians 1:2-.. to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…
Paul addresses his letter to the church of God in the beginning of v.2. This is an important word, as it encompasses all those who have placed their faith in Jesus. The word for church in the Greek is ‘ekklesia”, which means, the called out ones. What have they been called out from? They have been called out from the world (John 17:16). What do they do? They take up their cross and follow Jesus (Matthew10:38). How do they do this? By denying themselves, serving Christ in holiness and righteousness Luke 1:74-75). I find it increasingly important to differentiate between what the popular voices say and what the scriptures say. Read the rest of this entry »
Matthew 19:16-22, “16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” 17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
It’s an interesting conversation going on between Jesus and the rich young ruler and I love the manner in which Jesus asks questions. He answered him with a question, “Why do you call me good?” I believe Jesus wanted to challenge this man to see far beyond the natural Man, to a supernatural God. He was no ordinary Man and could not be in the same level with this man to be called good. If he called Him good, was he refereeing to Jesus as God? Jesus response, “there is none good but God” and Jesus was God therefore He was good.
James 1:8, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”
We always want clear sense of direction when making major decisions. There are times we seek advice in situations to help us make better judgments. From my experience, it’s very dangerous to make hasty decision without weighing things. People can advise and give guidance, making decision is your responsibility. Read the rest of this entry »
John 1:46, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. (NIV)
It is troubling to know you can be misjudged, misunderstood, misquoted. The word “miss” is referred to when something is absent in the whole picture. Not being able to hit the target or accomplish what one had in mind. It could be a piece of information or a piece of puzzle. What might not make sense to you could make sense to someone else simply because they have the other piece of information you don’t have. You can type a whole sentence, a word missing or how you punctuate could change the whole meaning of the message you are trying to pass across. The other thing is to know the history of something and misjudge what it is capable of by looking at its history. Read the rest of this entry »