Thursday, March 30, 2017

This thing called laziness

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“Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, and for lack of justice there is waste” – Proverbs 13:23.

One very important life truth I have learned is that everyone, I mean every single human being, is given a wealth of gifts, resources and opportunities in his lifetime to succeed. If anyone ends up poor in life, it is not because of a lack of opportunities or that God didn’t bless such one with natural gifts that could be translated to wealth or, at the very least, a comfortable life.

A lot of times, the reason many end up in poverty is laziness. Granted, there may be other factors that contribute to one’s condition, but ultimately, it comes down to what the individual did or, put better, failed to do, as a result of laziness.

The Scripture (especially the Book of Proverbs) has quite a lot to say about laziness - from the nature of the lazy man to how he will end up as he continues in his laziness.

Monday, March 13, 2017

He came for the lost

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"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost" - Luke 19:10.

When Jesus heard it, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance" - Mark 2:17.

Do you feel unworthy of God's love?
Do you feel you're not good enough for God?
Do you sometimes feel that your sins are just "too much for God to forgive"?
Do you sometimes feel that a holy and perfect God wouldn't want to have any business with sinful you?
Or that there's no way back for you with God?
Do you sometimes think to yourself 'maybe I'm not good enough for God to work in and through me'?
Do you sometimes consider your lifestyle, compare with God's standards in His word and see a huge difference?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nothing I have is truly mine

"Nothing I have is truly mine" goes the lyrics of that song that many have come to know and love.