Posts Tagged ‘money’

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

June 3rd, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 14 (NLT)  14 Backsliders get what they deserve;       good people receive their reward.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead No one likes to think about it, but it affects us all each and everyday.  The “it” in question?  That would be the direct correlation between our actions [...]

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 26th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 8 (NLT)  8 The rich can pay a ransom for their lives,       but the poor won’t even get threatened.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead One of my favorite movies is Ransom.  In this film, Mel Gibson plays the part of an extremely rich man who’s son [...]

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 25th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 4-5 (NLT) 4 Lazy people are soon poor;       hard workers get rich. 5 A wise youth harvests in the summer,       but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Getting rich is the obsession of our nation.  Getting rich quick is even [...]