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Think More About Others (3)

‘Not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many.’ 1 Corinthians 10:33 NKJV Here’s a group you don’t want to be part of: ‘In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.’ (2 Timothy 3:1–4 NKJV) There’s nothing wrong with making money. Indeed, if you honour the Lord He will help you to make more of it (see Deuteronomy 8:18, Isaiah 48:17, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:8). But here’s a Bible principle you must live by to walk in the blessing of God. When you have enough money to meet your own needs, you must be willing to say yes to God when He asks you to meet someone else’s need. If you’d like to...

Think More About Others (2)

‘He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.’ Proverbs 19:17 NKJV Here are four ways in which you can express kindness and generosity towards others. (1) Giving your time. Giving a few hours of your time to someone, especially if you’re a busy person, can mean the world to a person who’s hurting. (2) Giving your talent. Organisations like Habitat For Humanity and Mercy Ships arrange for gifted people to use their skills to relieve suffering and provide shelter to the needy. That’s Scriptural! (See Matthew 25:34–46.) (3) Giving your treasure. ‘He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.’ Can you imagine...

Think More About Others (1)

‘How can the love of God be in that person?’ 1 John 3:17 NKJV On a scale of one to ten, how often do you think about the needs of others and try to meet them? Before you answer, read this: ‘If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?’ Selfishness is defined as ‘the state of being overly concerned with one’s self’. Now God is not asking you to sacrifice for others to the point where you jeopardise your own health and mental well-being, then end up resentful for doing so. Nor does He expect you to meet every need that comes your way. He’s challenging the ‘what’s in it for me?’ attitude of our...

Recognise When It’s Wise To Compromise

‘That I might by all means save some.’ 1 Corinthians 9:22 NKJV Paul wouldn’t budge on Bible truth, but when it came to customs, traditions, and people’s preferences, he refused to fight about them. For example, some of the Corinthian Christians thought because certain meats were offered in worship to idols it was sinful to eat them. So did Paul handle it by standing up and declaring, ‘I’m not going to allow you to impose your unscriptural convictions on me’? No. He wrote: ‘Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as… real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. It’s true that we can’t win...

How To Protect Yourself When You’re Alone

‘Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress.’ Psalm 25:16 NLT David, who committed adultery with another man’s wife, prayed: ‘Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all!… See how many enemies I have and how viciously they hate me! Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for in You I take refuge. May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in You.’ (Psalm 25:16–21 NLT) How can you protect yourself in areas where you’re vulnerable? (1) By staying close to God. When you’re lonely, distancing from God doesn’t make sense. It just increases your exposure to...

Get To The Root Of Your Problem

‘Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.’ Ephesians 3:17 NLT Did your parents fail to make you feel loved? Did your partner leave you? Were you physically, sexually, mentally or emotionally abused? These are painful experiences. And recognising their source is crucial, especially when it’s a root of rejection. You can resort to all kinds of tactics from people-pleasing to hiding in your work to make yourself feel better, but without a root system of healthy self-esteem, nothing works. Flawed roots produce flawed fruit: feelings of inferiority, worthlessness, anger, inability to trust, and fear of intimacy. How do you change those fruit? By addressing the root of the...

Speculation Or Revelation?

‘No one takes this honour on himself.’ Hebrews 5:4 NIV When it comes to knowing what God has called you to do in life, you have two options. (1) Speculation. Dr Hugh Moorhead, who heads the philosophy department at Northeastern Illinois University, wrote to 250 well-known philosophers, scientists, writers and intellectuals, asking them the time-honoured question: ‘What is the meaning of life?’ Then he published their responses in a book. Some offered their best guesses, some admitted they had made up a purpose for life, and others were honest enough to say they were clueless. In fact, a number of them asked Moorhead to write back and tell them if he himself had discovered the purpose of...

God’s Answer To Worry

‘God has not given us a spirit of fear.’ 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT The Bible says, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.’ Overcoming fear begins with understanding that fear is a ‘spirit’, and it doesn’t come from God. Each time you realise that, you’re less likely to give in to it. So, what has God given us in place of fear? Three things: (1) Power. Now we’re not simply talking about self-help techniques and stress management. This is deeper than anxiety reduction to make your life more pleasant. It’s a settled conviction that goes down to the core of your being, that all things that concern you are in the hands of a loving God who has only...

Let God’s Love Dispel Your Fear

‘There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.’ 1 John 4:18 NKJV Modern science confirms the truth of the Scripture: ‘There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.’ Love and fear are incompatible; they can’t co-exist. Children have several basic needs. Two important ones are: (1) A need to explore. That’s how they learn, grow and develop. (2) A need to feel safe. If they don’t feel secure, they won’t explore. Every human being needs a secure base from which to investigate and grow. Research confirms that, generally speaking, one parent more than the other will push a child to take chances, run risks and learn that a little danger is a good thing, while the other...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (6)

‘The name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord [Yahweh Shammah] Is There.’ Ezekiel 48:35 NIV During Israel’s 25th year in captivity in Babylon Ezekiel received from God the name Yahweh-Shammah: the Lord is there. He described their future home, Jerusalem, saying, ‘The name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord Is There.’ It applies not only to the Lord of the old covenant, but equally to Jesus, the Lord of the new covenant whose name, ‘Immanuel’, means ‘God is with us.’ (Matthew 1:23 NLT) It means that at all times, in all places, under all circumstances, for all of us, He’s available and present! David discovered: ‘I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get...