Posts Tagged ‘finances’

May 24th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 12 (NLT) 12 There is a path before each person that seems right,       but it ends in death.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Paths are a bit of a theme for me recently; in fact, it’s pretty strange how often this topic is raising its head [...]

April 1st, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 11 (NLT) 11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;       wealth from hard work grows over time.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I can’t check my email without receiving hundreds . . . that’s right . . . hundreds of bogus spam messages every week promising that [...]

March 24th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 7  (NLT)  7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich;       others who are rich pretend to be poor.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Passages like these seem to be the inspiration behind a plethora of popular movies in the modern era.  The concept that someone [...]

February 17th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12:9 (NLT) 9 Better to be an ordinary person with a servant       than to be self-important but have no food.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Currently, the media is inundated with one key concept: the economy.  Crisis and fear have eclipsed the other issues of our world [...]

January 30th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 28 (NLT)  28 Trust in your money and down you go!       But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Economic recessions.  Global downturns.  Negative financial trends.  We certainly are no strangers to these themes.  When money issues arise, the world reacts. [...]

January 28th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 24-26 (NLT) 24 Give freely and become more wealthy;       be stingy and lose everything.  25 The generous will prosper;       those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.  26 People curse those who hoard their grain,       but they bless the one who sells in time of need.   Stop Here and Reflect [...]

December 17th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 22 (NLT & Amplified)  (New Living Translation)  22 The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich,       and he adds no sorrow with it. (Amplified Version) 22The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].   Stop Here and [...]

December 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 15-16 (NLT)  15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress;       the poverty of the poor is their destruction.  16 The earnings of the godly enhance their lives,       but evil people squander their money on sin.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Wealth.  What a word.  The goal [...]

November 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 8: 18-21 (NLT)  18 I have riches and honor,       as well as enduring wealth and justice.  19 My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold,       my wages better than sterling silver!  20 I walk in righteousness,       in paths of justice.  21 Those who love me inherit wealth.       I will fill their [...]

October 13th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 1-5 (NLT) 1 My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt       or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger—  2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement       and are caught by what you said—  3 follow my advice and save yourself,       for you have placed yourself [...]