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Sunday, November 22, 2020
When we do the work of God, seeking His kingdom and His righteousness, God protects us and provides for all our needs. We must not be afraid and press on to the work God has called us. So let us rema... [see more]

Sunday, November 22, 2020
May God ordain our business visions When we set out to build our business, we make a certain promise for working with us. Likewise, when we sell a product, we are promising that the product can do wh... [see more]

Saturday, November 21, 2020
God uses us to speak as his prophets today. The same message holds true... prophecies do not originate from us, nor is it for us to understand. It is God who initates and speaks the message through us... [see more]

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Those who fail to develop to the target of agape love are people who are forgetful of the grace of God. Let us keep growing from faith, to moral excellence... all the way to brotherly love, then agape... [see more]

Friday, November 20, 2020
Encouragement for those who are suffering As a lover of Jesus, it is normal to suffer as we go after His call. Peter's encouragement is helpful to remind us to be patient and wait for God's deliveran... [see more]

Monday, November 16, 2020
Bought with a precious lamb of God These verses parallel this: Matthew 21:13 (NLT) 13He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, `My Temple will be called a house of prayer,' but you have turned it i... [see more]

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Let us give greater honor to those who go through hard times over long periods. Suffering is a sign that God is ready to use the person in a great way. All heroes of faith have gone through great su... [see more]

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Responsible for well-being and the needs of others As people who have been blessed with resources and vision, we must be fair to all including those who work for us. God holds us responsible when th... [see more]

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Danger of being a Christian in the marketplace As people to whom God has given account of resources, we stand right at the edge of falling into love of money and being stewards of it. One day, we can... [see more]

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Promise of blessings for enduring trials It is hard when uncertainty goes on for a long time without any signs of potential way out. These are what James called trials that develop endurance. Succes... [see more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Conclusion of a great systematic theology ... love one another and go out there to the world Chapter 13 concludes the letter to the Hebrews. The writer used great logic to explain how Jesus is the hi... [see more]

Monday, November 9, 2020
Earthly fathers are to do the best that we know how Praise God that this is in Scriptures. It says that earthly fathers can only to the best that they know how. God knows we are imperfect, and eve... [see more]

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Leaders will face issues such as discontention and discrimination. In this story, there were so much growth in the Christian Church that care for those in need required administration. Moreover, eit... [see more]

Sunday, November 8, 2020
People who do things that has never been done before. When God calls us, let us operate even when it defies all logic and it cannot be explained. People around may ask us, why are you building a boat... [see more]

Saturday, November 7, 2020
For men, head of the household, we must be firm in our faith. Like Adam, the man can easily blame the wife, but the man is responsible for the right decisions for the family. This means men must be f... [see more]

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Healing and miracles come through faith in the name of Jesus

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Theology vs living it out. The writer of Hebrews say we should press on to other things beyond the foundation. That is living out the Christian life beyond just the head knowledge. What we need toda... [see more]

Monday, November 2, 2020
Jesus Restores Jesus repeats what he did with Peter when he called him. Jesus then restores Peter back to his call when he thought he should return to his old work of fishing.

Friday, October 30, 2020
Meditate on our learnings of the Word so we do not drift from them. The Word of God does not change. It is for us.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Our employee (or subordinate) is no longer an employee but a brother... Titus is being asked to accept one of his slaves as a brother. I find this difficult to accept at times. I am paying someone t... [see more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Meet the urgent needs of others For Christians to do this, we must have relationships. A counterargument may be that we can have an organized help. The issue is that we would be removed from the pe... [see more]

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Preach the Word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. This is not as easy as it sounds. Surely, there are many messages that can be archived and spoken, but we need to inspiratio... [see more]

Friday, October 23, 2020
Persecution versus comfort The latter tends to feel better, but is probably a sign that one is not growing toward godliness. Christians must be offensive to others. They must hold the message even t... [see more]

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Ashamed of a loser? Reading this chapter today made me to wonder if 1) many of Paul's followers/supporters have abandoned him. Paul had gone after some crazy cause about a man who resurrected from th... [see more]

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Positions of eldership requires well-managed families that respect and obey them. This may be a tricky and difficult requirement to achieve. Eldership (which includes pastors) must live a respectable... [see more]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
People made the temple sacrifice no longer an act of the heart, but a business exchange When sacrifices were required for forgiveness of sins, the family was to bring a family pet, one they loved dee... [see more]

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Don't force, but welcome the brothers/sisters to what is better. This verse has three verbs to bring a person who may be turning away from faith to remain faithiful. Warn, encourage, care for... the... [see more]

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Be ambitious to 1. Live quietly (don't focus on being recognized) 2. Engage in your own matters (mind your own business, don't go after things that may be gossip, and don't demand others to say thing... [see more]

Saturday, October 10, 2020
The Holy Spirit living in us gives us discomfort when we sin. The difference between a person who has the Holy Spirit living in them and those who do not is the feedback regarding sin. When a person ... [see more]

Friday, October 9, 2020
Standing firm = having faith in God I realize more and more that our lives are binary... that is, we either believe in God or not. When we don't believe in God, we are self-sufficient and have reso... [see more]

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Verse that John Lee provided for me as he prayed for me

Thursday, October 8, 2020
The message in our hearts Paul had a message to share (v. 2), and it became one with the way he live (v. 3). Let us too grow in God's word and ask God to drive it into our hearts so that what we sa... [see more]

Monday, October 5, 2020
Being slaves for the Lord makes it easier In life, there are times when we wonder if we are doing the best or the right things. We may have so much we need to (or perhaps want to) do, and recognize ... [see more]

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Let us be people who are reliable and trustworthy. This means a person who does what s/he says s/he would do. It also means to not make promises one would not keep. Keeping these in little things mat... [see more]

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Self-discipline vs allowing God to transform our minds Latter part of chapter 2 talks about the seeming importance of following certain rules because it requires self-discipline, a good quality for C... [see more]

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Take interest in others and in what God wants Verses 4 and 21 tell us about the default mindset of man, which is to care for ourselves. Yet, Paul says the mind of Christ is set on the things of God a... [see more]

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Gifts from God 1. Faith to believe in Him 2. Suffer for Jesus What can this suffering mean? It can mean that we have a kingdom task to accomplish, and that God will involve us in His work. We would... [see more]

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Make the best choices by being dependent on the Holy Spirit Verse 17 begins "don't act thoughtlessly" because such actions may not be optimal, and it may even result in negative consequence. Verse 1... [see more]

Friday, September 25, 2020
Old Testament now matters to us Majority of the Christians I know are not of Jewish descent. Yet, the Old Testament, which the Jews believe in matters to the non-Jewish Christians including myself.... [see more]

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Need for one another Carrying the load together is one thing, but often, we may miss verse 3, where people decide it is not as worth it for them to continue to carry each other's burdens (including c... [see more]

Monday, September 21, 2020
Though we are no longer bound to the laws and regulations given to the Jews, we have one command of God to follow, which is to love one another. That is, to serve one another out of love.

Monday, September 21, 2020
Work diligently to be influential Though salvation and relationship with God are not by works, working hard makes us influential so that we may reach more people for Jesus. Then, while being in a rel... [see more]

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Overdoing the welcome. In this passage the old prophet seems as if he went overboard to welcome the perhaps-queer-prophet of God. We do not know the context why the old prophet went out of the way to... [see more]

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Be grateful for the now Many people long for something else, somewhere else, or some other circumstance. Yet, with that attitude, there will always be something missing. Rather, be grateful for wher... [see more]

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Heart of giving is sustainable As opposed to worldly knowledge, the Bible promises both physical and emotional/spiritual replenishment as we give (both physically, emotionally, and spiritually) to ot... [see more]

Sunday, September 20, 2020
In order to be a wise leader in a world that desperately needs good leadership - be able to listen - be in relationship with those who are able to hear from God (those who too are able to listen)

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Catch ourselves when we start "working" for the Lord It is human thinking when we believe we must work for the Lord. This includes rituals like Sunday worship and even the commitment to read the Bibl... [see more]

Friday, September 18, 2020
Subtle, but big difference. Peter did something that most people would not even notice, and it was a fault based on his understanding and beliefs. I don't think any new attendees would have been ab... [see more]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
How to take a beating as a leader in ministry There will be times when the people you love so deeply will complain about your decisions (or lack of it). I'm grateful for this chapter that reveals how... [see more]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Which do we have? Quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and/or disorderly behavior? The Apostle Paul has been with the Corinthians to begin their church, and afterward... [see more]

Monday, September 14, 2020
We think we know With advances in sciences and the widespread collaboration of knowledge through the world wide web, we may think we know it all. There is nothing more that we may need to look to God... [see more]

Monday, September 14, 2020
Falling into temptations can ruin us The Immoral woman refers to temptations that we can easily fall into. Most of the time, we recognize this as foolishness, something that we would dismiss easily w... [see more]

Monday, September 14, 2020
Tentmakers too must place higher priority in sharing the Gospel. Verse 8 is very interesting to me. I thought tentmakers are to make their own funds to support their ministry (and support others as w... [see more]

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Our self recognition, or even others' recognition, of us do not matter. God's recognition of us matters. God recognizes our actions that come as a result of our faith in Him. As God leads us to somet... [see more]

Saturday, September 12, 2020
God has given us all that we need. If we are farmers, God has given us the seed to plant and also bread to eat, which is a harvest from the farming work. Wherever God has called us, he has given us ... [see more]

Friday, September 11, 2020
Give to brothers/sisters in need first In context of close relationships, aka small groups, it makes sense to give to others when well, and receive when others are well. This goes beyond the money as... [see more]

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Getting angry and getting even This all begins with pride where it says others should bow before me. When we do not get our way, a person who is proud would get angry and may even use their thoughts... [see more]

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Law (or knowledge) vs. Love The three supposed-friends of Job continue to bash him that Job has done some wrong against God. Whether right or wrong (though we know the conclusion of the story that it... [see more]

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Good way for Fathers (mothers, mentors) to care for their children Mordecai went out of his way to check up on Esther daily. Esther needed council, and she heeded the person who cared for her.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Relationships take priority over spectacular ministries When relationships do not matter, Christians may just go to random strangers to recite their version of the Gospel and hold a heart of take it ... [see more]

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Relationships must take greater priority Job's so-called friends gathered after the disasters Job has gone through, and they argued against him based on what they knew (head knowledge) than knowing h... [see more]

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Measure of our leadership How can we know God is developing our leadership? We can only know this as we look at the lives of others we have touched. Did they only get some self-knowledge from knowing... [see more]

Sunday, September 6, 2020
The role of kings to restore the Church God has called some to leadership and also provided them with much resources to support the Church. Here is something that bothered me, especially during my ... [see more]

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Preaching* for Christ (substitute what you do with *) Whether it be operating a business, studying for a degree, or even in cases of service for the Lord, it is easy to forget and fall into the cultu... [see more]

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Everyone operates as they were called/gifted out of joy This is a good picture of the Church where people gifted in different things take on their roles with great joy. Here, the men guarded the stor... [see more]

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Wow! This is an amazing verse that I missed in the past. Job spoke on about how he has no defense from God. If God was to be put to contest in strength or wisdom (in court), God would obviously win. ... [see more]

Thursday, September 3, 2020
The promise to keep the law This chapter is difficult because the commitment made here is broken over and over, and when promises made with God are broken, it is sin. This is why Paul says "God's l... [see more]

Thursday, September 3, 2020
What it means to be men of God. Verse 13 is interesting... it actually says "be a man" and do these things. What are these things? A man is 1. Firm in the faith (they know the Truth and do not sway ... [see more]

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
God of forgiveness who is gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. He does not abandon me, even when I made an idol shaped like _____ Thanks for sharing and the wonder... [see more]

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The crux of the Gospel No matter how much we may want to spin the message of the Gospel to accommodate the crowds, the main message is the message that Jesus preached: "Repent of your sins and ... [see more]

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Cultural Jesus Jesus had the goal to have people believe in Him. We can see people coming to Him asking for healing and other miracles. Jesus certainly is able to heal and make miracles happen, but w... [see more]

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Being part of the culture, yet serving God We may be required by culture to make some gestures at times. There is two things the now-God-fearing general Namaan did. 1. He continued with the gesture,... [see more]

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Preparation for the platform During our times of growing and training, it may not seem as if we are making any impacts or results. Yet, God welcomes us to His discipline so that when God uses us in a... [see more]

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Gift of tongues and prophetic -- better is what helps one another, or the Church. In particularly Korean crowds, I often do not speak in tongues because there is a sense of being at a higher spiritua... [see more]

Monday, August 31, 2020
God provides the people. Even though the population was small, God provided more than enough to get the job done. Don't worry, God's got it. Just trust.

Monday, August 31, 2020
Leaders give more, because they trust God with their resources more than themselves.

Monday, August 31, 2020
All of our knowledge and experiences (v. 1), spiritual gifting (v. 2), and all of our sacrificing and offerings (v. 3) would mean nothing when we lack love amongst one another.

Sunday, August 30, 2020
When God gives us a vision, there will be many who will discourage us from going after it. In these times, we can go in two ways... be discouraged, slow down, and eventually quit..., or disregard such... [see more]

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Our gifting (talents, skills, experiences) are from the Lord... that we cannot boast about it. God has made us all different with different purposes and calling(s). Let us be grateful and honor God... [see more]

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Being different to be recognized as a person of God. Covering for the Church. Two interesting points here. 1. Elisha was distinguished from others as a holy man of God. Holy, meaning different, he w... [see more]

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Examine yourselves when eating together Lord's Supper can refer to the sacrament we practice in a special setting with bread and wine (grape juice), and it can also be our regular meals as we come to... [see more]

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Don't sell others back into slavery. When we don't have a right relationship with God, we may end up doing things that lead others to religious activites. Instead of pulling their hearts by the way w... [see more]

Thursday, August 27, 2020
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I think this is how Prayer Tents would be built up. This chapter is about how there was a vast amount of work ahead of them. How were they able to get... [see more]

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Knowledge takes second place to love We may know a lot, but we may need to lay that down for sake of concern for the other person. Winning an argument may not really be winning.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Pray at every moment When facing difficult circumstances, pray every moment as you take action. That's what Nehemiah did, and he was successful in getting buy-in from the king not only to go to see t... [see more]

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Importance of placing the kingdom of God first. In Job 2, when disasters stuck, the wife said to curse God and die. Eve was also not a good help at the time of Adam's most critical decision. It mea... [see more]

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Sharing the burdens of God As God softens our hearts and enables us to be receptive to Him, we see and feel as He does. This is how our life's calling and vision are refined. This is how we know whic... [see more]

Monday, August 24, 2020
Freedom to love God. We can do many things, whether wrong or right, and still be accepted by God because Jesus has covered us for all our sins. This freedom was given to us so that we may love God ou... [see more]

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Spiraling out of control due to a "little" sin Three points on this verse. 1. Sin is something that we may boast about (whether outwardly or in one's heart... it may be about achievements or love of... [see more]

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Let us be thankful and give honor where it is due. The opposite would be to be proud of our achievements and think that everyone owes us something because of our wealth and the things we have. "And ... [see more]

Friday, August 21, 2020
Slow and easy. One good thing than many throw-aways. The business trend is to be more efficient and to find ways to produce the greatest bang for the buck. So there is fervent rush and a hurry to bui... [see more]

Thursday, August 20, 2020
I hope this is true for me as well as for all of you. When we come together, we don't need to use any funny tactics to win anyone over, but it is just plain language with a foundation of love (trust... [see more]

Sunday, August 16, 2020
God speaks to us through our hearts. There are some things we know God is doing and we know this by our hearts. We may need to keep this a secret as it is not God's timing yet, just something to pray... [see more]

Friday, August 14, 2020
When heart aligns with action... David asks God to declare him innocent because his heart was aligned with his actions (integrity). This is what he calls trusting in the Lord without wavering. When... [see more]

Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
Prayer for our organizations... Last verse in this chapter shows that David was praying to God for his organization (the nation of Israel). Let us too put our hope in God about our organization's tro... [see more]

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Freedom to be different The law is a fixed state, where we are to be uniform. It requires us to keep coming back to it to make a sacrifice and stay focused on the problem of sin. Freedom from sin no... [see more]

Saturday, August 8, 2020
I think this is a bit comforting... There are times when we are uncertain of what we ought to do. Perhaps the pandemic plays a part where there are many uncertainties whether in employment, operating... [see more]

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wisdom is guidance from God. He fills us with knowledge (good sense) through His guidance. Verse 16 says that Christians should persevere. Christians believe in the vision God has given them and try ... [see more]

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The law was given to us to teach us that we cannot achieve right standing with God by doing things. We need Him. This also applies to our destinies to where God has called us. The things we have lear... [see more]

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Some greater work may be happening behind the scenes Paul probably did not know what his position entailed. God used Paul's legal rights so that Paul may continue to operate in his role to make Jesus... [see more]

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Problem with the crowd. In Social Psychology, there is a branch called the Mob Psychology where its basic premise is that the crowd operates differently than the thoughts the individuals would normal... [see more]

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Perhaps our Lord's Day worship should be like this. At times, I struggle on Lord's Days asking God to help me to lay down all my thoughts and activities so that I may worship Him wholeheartedly, espe... [see more]

Thursday, July 23, 2020
The call for marketplace leaders For those of us who either runs a business or are professionals in the marketplace, it is the same calling as the apostle Paul. We too live and work with others near ... [see more]

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Brothers working together to make decisions Paul had a vision and it was unclear what it meant. The brothers discussed it together and see verse 10, where it says, "So we decided to leave for Macedon... [see more]

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Process of making new disciples. As opposed to the thinking that we should go out there and find some new disciples, it seems even making disciples is something that God orchestrates along the way. ... [see more]

Monday, July 20, 2020
Go back to others to see how they are doing. If Paul was thinking in terms of business, he would go from town to town counting the number of converts and measuring other "metrics." Paul was fo... [see more]

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Three thoughts: 1. Power of speaking. The word "preached" is simply talking. Paul spoke so powerfully that people came to Christ. May God use our words too. 2. There will always be naysayers. This ma... [see more]

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Courage to speak out against people with seemingly-higher influence. Paul was a stranger to the area, and when someone influential who has special powers to captivate minds of the locals start talki... [see more]

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
God's plans are often beyond our understanding. Let us submit and follow. Cornelius was a well-established man who is likely able to be comfortable in both wealth and power, but he sought God and was... [see more]

Monday, July 13, 2020
What do we agree with? It reveals where our hearts lie. We may not take action to it, perhaps just say words... and that is all that is required to go against God or stand for Him. We need the Holy ... [see more]

Saturday, July 11, 2020
This is a small group making decisions together. One or few bring the idea to the group, and they like the idea and act on it. They all own the request and goes about selecting (and probably communic... [see more]

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
God is able to give us the heart and words to speak wonderful things about God Whether we may be up on a podium to speak, or sharing a testimony to a person who is interested in hearing about God, o... [see more]

Saturday, July 4, 2020
It's ok to ask for proof. Thomas was not scolded because he asked for proof. Rather, he did not believe hearsay and sought the Lord with curiosity. Jesus knew the curious heart of his disciple and sh... [see more]

Friday, July 3, 2020
Positions of kings come from God. Those who are called to serve others by planning and executing are kings (all of us who may be in the marketplace). Their power, authority, and timing comes from God... [see more]

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Should we not go through pain, toils, and hardship if this is what God intends? There are times when we don't want to finish the task or just don't feel like doing something... To be missional like ... [see more]

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Making the greatest impact. There are times when God does things beyond any human control. Then there are times when God uses skilled people. Here, it says Joshua chose 30,000 of his best warriors. ... [see more]

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Picture of discipleship. V. 6 says there are some people that as re to be under our care. Our job may not be the world, but those few. V. 12 says even though we may take them under our care, the res... [see more]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Loved by the Father that we can go to Him directly. This is a great encourager in all circumstances... God loves us. Why? Simply because we believe in Jesus. We can go directly to God just as we are ... [see more]

Sunday, June 28, 2020
But I will do what the Father requires of me. This can be trials, times of waiting, acts of personal discipline, or pursuits that are against the flesh. This is what it means to be missional, or a p... [see more]

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Call to be an example in service, especially as a person of influence.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
As we seek to be like Jesus, it may cause us to think we need to do “work” like Jesus did. Here, the translation for “work” is actually “doing.” The passage can be read this way, “Why do... [see more]

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
As much as we want to pass by this verse assuming it is talking about people who may not know God—or people certainly not like us—this message was given to the Pharisees, the people who thought th... [see more]

Sunday, June 21, 2020
People who do not fear God and rely on business strategies such as marketers may tell you to aim to go public. However, we need to hear from God. The brothers and sisters who love us too must hear fro... [see more]

Thursday, June 18, 2020
In life, we too may need to go through places, especially through where other people are, that many people would normally avoid. Instead of hurrying through it, Jesus went through it restfully. Let u... [see more]

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Faith of people are fickle. They say they believe in Jesus, then turn back as circumstances change. That's why as believers, we must keep growing in faith, or grow in having constant, unshakable faith... [see more]

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Having fear of God means we protect others around us. We do right by them, and defend them even when they do wrong. The opposite are people that have no fear of God, to harm others and to cheat them ... [see more]

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Nonsense to the world may be to where God calls us. The world relies on what we see, and makes sense in the physical world. For Christians, we believe in faith that we ought to take action even in th... [see more]

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Our role is to provide for the needs of the poor. When someone borrows and cannot pay back, love the person and ask God to bless us with more. Give back what the person may need to stay safe and war... [see more]

Saturday, June 13, 2020
What do kings do? They die for their people. Kings are servants to his people. Fathers are servants to their family.

Friday, June 12, 2020
Satan is like a virus, he can gain access to a person that is vulnerable from cycles of sin. He just needs a foothold then will continue to use the person in worse and worse ways and make his foothold... [see more]

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Giving all to Jesus matters. God gave some people more resources than others to fulfill their unique callings. Do not justify yourself by the amount that you give, as it all belongs to the Lord. What... [see more]

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Taking responsibility for what God has provided

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
We must be careful that our pride does not turn us this way

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Avoiding rituals. Here, these verses may be seen as a negative thing such as 1) a priest can be a pawn to do whatever the “leadership” says, and 2) to always bless every battle (even though the L... [see more]

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Amen to this. Let us not look to our circumstances, but keep our eyes on Jesus. He's got it, and we don't need to fear.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Our standard must be God's perfect standard. It is not based on pleasing people, or even following man-made laws or trends. We are to be perfectly holy as He is. Thanks be to God that He enables us ... [see more]

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Those to whom God provides resources, may you provide for the needs of the Church including for the members and its leadership. God blesses so that we too may bless others with what He provides.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Special attention and fertilizer... can that mean that when a brother is struggling in faith, we give them love (special attention) and anything that is needed (fertilizer) to help the brother come ba... [see more]

Sunday, May 31, 2020
In all successes, let us prepare to give glory to God and commit more to trusting God.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Loving God does not equate to actions, especially the recurring acts. God uses the word to love God instead of appeasing God specifically because God desires a relationship with us. When a person rep... [see more]

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Do not look at the circumstances, but rather look to God. Even when the current situations seem impossible, do not cease to believe in the promises God has shown you. There is nothing God cannot do, ... [see more]

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Reasons why marriage with people of same faith in Jesus is important. It is a loss of blessing, fulfilling of God's purposes for your life (now joint life), and perhaps even a distraction to what God... [see more]

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Commitment, as we feel led by the Lord is good, but we must be sure to keep them. Desires of the heart may come from our sinful-flesh side, but for those who are born again through the blood of Jesus,... [see more]

Friday, May 15, 2020
Defeating 5 kings with no loss of men! This was a battle that God told Moses to execute (v.2-3) and there was only victory. Lesson for us is that when God says to go, He provides more than enough. Jus... [see more]

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
We are all alike in God's eyes. Some, especially certain cultures, have a high view of pastors and elevate them very highly, possibly to even become idolatrous. As a result of flawed thinking, newly ... [see more]

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Attracting people to the right things. God created men and women to be attracted to each other, and for a pair of each to become one through marriage. The problem occurs when one leads another astray... [see more]

Friday, May 8, 2020
Speaking only what God tells us. Thats what Christians are to do. In order to do this, we must be able to discern the voice of God clearly so we know the words are not from us or Satan. How can we d... [see more]

Monday, May 4, 2020
Blame occurs when we are not responsible. When we are on a journey through the unknown, there will be many times when we don't feel as well equipped and lacking in things that we need. The people of ... [see more]

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Cleaning up something dirty makes us dirty. Imagine being responsible for cleaning up porta-potties or any very dirty thing/place. You would become dirty too, and you should not touch your bed (or an... [see more]

Saturday, April 25, 2020
God connects us with people with whom our burdens can be shared. God's great calling for each of us will likely require working together (definition of the Church, a community of people who love God) ... [see more]

Friday, April 24, 2020
What makes a person a leader? It is not because one is better than others, but it is because God called them to lead. A Levite may not have any special characteristics, including being able to fight w... [see more]

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
We are all clean and acceptable to God! Think of working out in the field or in construction. We can get dirty and would need to remain that way during the work. While we are doing that, another grou... [see more]

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Protect the heart. Here, the mission for the army of Israel was to protect the things of God. They were to camp around it and protect it to their deaths if attacked. Our tabernacle is our hearts, an... [see more]

Thursday, April 16, 2020
A person who has a high calling would have to say no to many things peers may go after. It may even seem like losing out to forgo certain opportunities, but that distinction is the mark of the high ca... [see more]

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Leave enough extra for others, even those we do not know. Let us keep this to heart, especially if you are (your family) is called to marketplace ministry.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
When God gives clear direction, let's follow them exactly! I think this takes humility! Moses could perhaps see from his training under Pharaoh to do things differently, but he did it exactly as God r... [see more]

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Thats pretty huge! 1400 miles in all length, width, AND height. 3,119,885 sq miles (US, 48 states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii) 1,960,000 (1400 x 1400) 1400 sq miles is maybe 2/3 of United States,... [see more]

Saturday, April 11, 2020
People followed Him. They were genuinely interested in hearing more. It says Jesus did two things: 1. He taught and 2. healed. We too, let us not be afraid to speak up and to perform miracles inclu... [see more]

Thursday, April 9, 2020
God's economy is different than what we imagine. World's view: store up riches and enjoy things on earth. God's view: store up riches in heaven and enjoy them forever. In the world, things are take... [see more]

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
What do prostitutes mean in Scriptures? Old Testament has many references to prostitutes and the same definition follows in Revelation. Prostitutes are people whose heart is not set on God (the groom... [see more]

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
What is the mark of the beast? (Or 666) It is unclear exactly how the mark of the beast will look like, but we know one thing for sure... mark of the beast are accepted by (or given to) people that t... [see more]

Monday, April 6, 2020
We should some songs in our hearts. I think we may tend to shrink back and perhaps not want to sing when we are discouraged and look at things based on circumstances. Instead, God's children are able ... [see more]

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Many people would lose their faith in God when things get hard. This means we need to learn of God's ways when things are good so that we know how to distinguish from good/bad when most people turn aw... [see more]

Saturday, April 4, 2020
This is why there is suffering in this world. God allows it. It is because people who have faith in God are not worried about the pain and suffering here on earth, but looks forward to the eternal lif... [see more]

Friday, April 3, 2020
God provides. Even the powerful dragon cannot touch us when we are protected by God.

Friday, March 20, 2020
Establishing your kingdom without God's calling (approval, direction). When we look at the way capitalism works, it is about doing whatever it takes to make the money, and it is competition between o... [see more]

Friday, March 20, 2020
A person who has a relationship with God has desire to meet with other believers and have fellowship (relationship) with them. This is unlike our modern day trend of text/emails/phone calls/facebook ... [see more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020
We overcome the world (and sin) by our faith and trust in Jesus. Let's not allow anything to take higher priority in our hearts than God.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
What is wrong with taking the census? When younger, I thought a great businessman must have everything under control. All pertinent data must be available to the leader. The problem is dependence on ... [see more]

Monday, March 16, 2020
Relationship with God and keeping our promises. I find it amazing that David was able to hear so clearly that the famine was due to a broken promise/commitment. When we, too, are raised to high posi... [see more]

Monday, March 16, 2020
Call to live like Jesus. In His love, In His welcoming and accepting others , In His dependence on God

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Grow in grace = recognize it is not by our accomplishments, but by God alone in everything (grades, future jobs, success in anything) Grow in knowledge of Jesus = read and meditate on scriptures and ... [see more]

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Another example of the calling for Christians in the marketplace.

Friday, March 13, 2020
We don't need to worry about anything because God can rescue us any time.

Friday, March 13, 2020
Need for Friends. David was going through his greatest emotional times of need. He did not know if he had to battle his own son (he actually said he intended to go into battle himself!). And when los... [see more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Welcome and be welcomed. Two thoughts came to mind: 1. It is good to have relationships so you can lean on them in times of trouble. When living a rushed life going from task to task, we cannot have... [see more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Do things because you are eager to serve God Show good example of living for God through the way you live.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Betrayal and Trickery. Two things comes to mind as I read about Ziva's trickery and betrayal. 1. Relationship means much. Though we may be betrayed by those closest to us, we probably ought to be ca... [see more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Let us serve one another with what God has given us. If we have a home, we should invite people to welcome and feed them. If we have things, we should share it with those who may need it. If we hav... [see more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
God knows what he is doing... humility before God. David was simply satisfied with whatever God was doing. If He is done, then great! If He has stuff left for me, He is faithful to finish it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Winning even enemies over. Let us be grateful for how far God has brought us, even through things we may not have recounted. Continuing thoughts from many chapters ago, Gath was where Goliath was fro... [see more]

Monday, March 9, 2020
Heart of the Father. At times, our children may give us so much trouble that we may want to stay away from them. Yet, one thing is true for most fathers, that they love their children. We would even ... [see more]

Sunday, March 8, 2020
At work, school, church, or wherever we may be, let us take the role of a servant as Jesus demonstrated in His life. Trust God for the work we do. Love our bosses, superiors and endure even if they d... [see more]

Sunday, March 8, 2020
The right way or the wrong way (the one that does not last). Christians look forward to heaven where there will be no more tears or pain, where things are not taken away from them and are filled with... [see more]

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Be different, because our God is different. Holy means to be set apart or different. The call is to live lives that are different than that of people who do not believe in Jesus. In what ways should... [see more]

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Giving thanks to God after things go bad. David worshipped God after his son died. Before that, David pled with God for many days while his son had an opportunity to live. Likewise, though it may be... [see more]

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Greed and Lust... the wrong things that drive us For those whom God called to the marketplace, we must be alert and aware of when our motives go bad. God can give us so much more (and he already ha... [see more]

Friday, March 6, 2020
Fear leads to murder. Two things come to mind thinking about this. 1. Satan uses our secret sins to cause us to sin more and more. This leads to a spiral of sin where even our conscience becomes com... [see more]

Thursday, March 5, 2020
God protects us from difficult battles. Let us not fear as God positions us in places that may seem unfamiliar. Joab, David's military commander had a difficult battle ahead and yet, God protected hi... [see more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Conquering your place of fear. Gath is where Goliath came from, and David was well hated there. Yet, because Saul was seeking his life, he had to run there and act like a madman, a person that has be... [see more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Call to not be selfish. The example James provides points to how we may care for others only when they may be a benefit to us. When we show favoritism toward others, it is not pure agape love, the lo... [see more]

Monday, March 2, 2020
This is why we experience trials in our lives... to perfect us to be best used by God. Let us be thankful that God allows trials in our lives.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Let’s continue to invite people to our home. The act of inviting people to our home is a way we can serve others. When we go to another person's home, we have to ask for simple things like water be... [see more]

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Our priorities. When God gives us great success, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For David, it was making God known and thanking Him. He did not do it in private and he brought out the b... [see more]

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Let us be comfortable in asking God. He is our guide in all we do. Let us not neglect, but rather make it a priority to ask, listen, then act.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Wherever God leads us, let's believe in the maximum impact. There are times when I think, perhaps because I am not as prepared at this point of my life that I should just wing it and just live with l... [see more]

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Only those who receive training/discipline from God are able to make it in heaven. All things that can shaken out of us would be removed so that all that remain would be permanent and good.

Friday, February 28, 2020
God's calling goes beyond even our own lives. It is something much greater. He would lead us to accomplish something that great... the question remains... would we too, like the people of faith, go as... [see more]

Friday, February 28, 2020
David loved those who hated him—those who tried to hurt him and even kill him. David loved Saul and took his side even despite the wrongs Saul had done. This too is our calling. Love for one anoth... [see more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Patient endurance points to "over time." God is interested in the process that we pass through, and He will be faithful to provide us with the results we need.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Seeking the Lord for guidance, especially in times of quietness, when not much seems to be happening. Actions of David may seem insignificant, and we may pass over these few verses; however, these ve... [see more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
David was not after power. The Amelekite went to David offering the crown, probably seeking a reward since David probably desired it. However, David was not after the power (or money, or anything els... [see more]

Monday, February 24, 2020
Commitment and loyalty in a “I do what I want” world. I appreciate the brotherhood in a world where “me” is all that people care about. Our ability to be there for each other gives us trainin... [see more]

Sunday, February 23, 2020
What God has for us is better. In the last chapter, David was upset because he couldn’t join the main battle. However, because he wasn’t able to join that battle, he was able to get back in time ... [see more]

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Having faith in God is basic Christianity. Let us trust God for everything in life, until our last breath.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Let us continue to listen and follow God to fulfill the callings He has for each of our lives.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Your reputation. As the light of the world (Matthew 5), it begs the question, “how do others see you?” In this case, others still did not trust David, but the one who was close to him for years,... [see more]

Friday, February 21, 2020
Cultivating a relationship with God at times of peace, to be ready for a time of war. Even at times of panic, we can make the right decisions when we have been conversing with God and are familiar wi... [see more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jesus is in charge of us. Let us remain confident and hold our hope in Him.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Things kings would have to go through. We would think the worst may be happening to us, or that we may be experiencing something no one else would in their lifetime. Well, people God use as kings wo... [see more]

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Leaving the results to God. Judgment belongs to the Lord. Results belong to Him. Therefore, in all our dealings, let us give the best we can (while staying close to God and seeking any further direct... [see more]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
People who protect others. The protected recognized the protection and felt at peace because of it. Those who are in the marketplace ought to consider what God has given to protect others. May other... [see more]

Monday, February 17, 2020
Respect for things of God (or fear of the Lord) leads to recognition by others. Here is king Saul who has put 3,000 elite military men to kill David. When David spares him because the king is God’s... [see more]

Monday, February 17, 2020
It is God who has given us all that we have today. Let us not be proud and rather give thanks to God for all He has done. Our families, work, businesses, studies, and experiences belong to the Lord.... [see more]

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Listening to God and going forward when it doesn’t make sense. To be a successful person in life (family, business/work, in all aspects), we must be able to recognize God's voice (that is, have a d... [see more]

Sunday, February 16, 2020
In our off moments in life, we may feel nothing good is happening. However, there are probably things God is establishing in or through you that you just don't see. David probably was not aware that h... [see more]

Friday, February 14, 2020
Poverty, pulling out all stops for survival. Just because we run into temporary struggles does not mean God is not with us. It may actually mean God intends to use you in a mighty way. Here, we see ... [see more]

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Are you seen as a person with whom God walks? Jonathan trusted his dad, much like our kids trust us or we trusted our dads. Then Jonathan recognized that God was no longer with his father (“as He u... [see more]

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
We can be strong because of the grace of God. Whenever we feel tired or lacking, we can simply go to God and ask, “give me strength” or “give me what i need.” Because our God is gracious and ... [see more]

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
______ (your name) continued to succeed in everything he did, for the Lord was with him. When God is with us, He can enable us to 1. Do whatever is asked of us to be done successfully (especially in... [see more]

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Our resumes go beyond professional experiences. Here, Saul asks for David's resume to verify whether there is a chance David may beat Goliath. The actual resume comes from beyond his professional car... [see more]

Saturday, February 8, 2020
In Difficult personal or business decisions. We need to have a right relationship with God to be attentive and hear. Can you think of having to reject 7 employees for hire, or 7 client contracts, or ... [see more]

Friday, February 7, 2020
Love of money, then covering it up when caught. The Bible actually has stories that are similar to what we see in politics and celebrities' news. People do wrong in secret, they get caught and they j... [see more]

Friday, February 7, 2020
Let us not judge "Christian" bosses and expect them to treat us more favorably because they are Christians. We should always give our best in all we do.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Mindset of a believer. There is nothing God cannot do, and He can certainly do it! I will simply listen and obey.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Are we responsible for our relatives? In practical terms, Paul tells us to care for them if we are able. That way, as the church is able to help, they may focus their help on those that truly have no... [see more]

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Greatest leadership (and impact) occurs only when we trust God 600 vs. 9000+ ... who would win? Continuing from last chapter, Israel was a weak nation. Philistines were powerful. They were so powerf... [see more]

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
So-called Christians who are not accepted by God as His followers are 1. Hypocrites. People who do not do what they say or people do not do what they know is the right thing to do 2. Liars. People w... [see more]

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Elder (a pastor, any person called by God, you!) must: 1. Be faithful to his family 2. Have self-control 3. Live wisely 4. Have a good reputation 5. Enjoy having guests in our home 6. Be able to... [see more]

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
At the end of our lives, may we, too, testify of all that He has done. May our last words to our loved ones be “now stand here quietly before the LORD as I remind you of all the great things the LOR... [see more]

Monday, February 3, 2020
When things seem impossible, God can, and He would use us to do it. Here, a village in nation of Israel was giving into another country's request in despair because his nation (Israel) was not strong... [see more]

Sunday, February 2, 2020
We need to know Scriptures for ourselves so that 1) we can stand in the midst of false/errant teachings and 2) so that we may influences others by living it out and teaching others.

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Before setting out for something great, we need the filling of the Holy Spirit. We are called for great things. Yet, the great things in our lives are only accomplished (fulfilled, initiated by) God'... [see more]

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Our losses or uncertainties may be for our good When things don't seem to work out, look up and trust God. He has everything under control, and He is good.

Friday, January 31, 2020
Successful companies, but different by vision This verse lets me think about what it truly means to be successful (and for marketplace leaders, what it means to build successful businesses). When we ... [see more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Our sufferings are for our good. We have a good Father who is control of everything, and He loves us! Persevere brothers and sisters, as our current struggles are only for our good.

Monday, January 27, 2020
What our wives may look to us as Men of God. Our wives look to us for leadership in the family (and if you have not been demonstrating leadership in your house, you ought to take the lead as head of ... [see more]

Monday, January 27, 2020
Do people fear God because of you? In our days, I don't think people fear God much. From so-called Christians who see God as a genie to do as they please, to people who do not see a powerful God. L... [see more]

Monday, January 27, 2020
Controlling God, or not! “If we carry it to battle with us” v.3... (if we do X, such as attend church or read the Bible daily), then we will have control over God and have our way. This is a very... [see more]

Monday, January 27, 2020
Holy Living for Men of God. Verse 7 points to our calling to live holy lives, where holy means to be set apart or different from the rest of the world. Without holiness, we become the people of the w... [see more]

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Be ready to be sent. These verses challenge me quite a bit. If people needed strengthening, 1) Would others select me for it? Am I generally an encourager that strengthens others? 2) Would I be rea... [see more]

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Effective Small Groups, God needs to be there! In these passages, we read about a time when there were less people who could hear (commune with, speak with) from God. Even the high priest, who should... [see more]

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Offering and Money. These verses tell us how we should view offerings and money. As pastors, elders and people in other leadership roles in the church, we must remember that our purpose is not to fla... [see more]

Saturday, January 25, 2020
God's perfect plans I don’t think any of our lives would be filled with constant success (I would even venture to say that no one is ever successful without multiple defeats). And so, let us be gra... [see more]

Friday, January 24, 2020
Our favorites Our “favorites” teach us about our relationship to God and how God sees us. Elkanah loved Hannah more than other wives. I think even though we don’t want to admit it, we too may ... [see more]

Friday, January 24, 2020
Prayer for one another occurs because of already-built deep relationships. The only reason people are able to pray for one another is because they know what the other person is up to, where s/he is h... [see more]

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Our employees are brothers and sisters whom God loves. In a culture where more work is expected in understaffed environments, let us not follow the trends of overburdening the people who work for us.... [see more]

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Life transformation after meeting Christ leads us to become like Jesus. It is available for anyone (whether Jew or Gentile, Korean, Chinese, Caucasian, or dark), and all that matters is Christ. Our ... [see more]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Men, let us die for our wives and children. This is the call for those who are head of families, just as Jesus, the head of the Church, does the same for us, the bride. As the groom, we are to sacrif... [see more]

Friday, January 17, 2020
Our businesses, our families, all that we may treasure or hold personal, they are built through Him and is for Him (verse 16). He holds all things together for his purposes. They are less about our do... [see more]

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Giving up our privileges (our skills, talents, resources) for others. As imitators of Jesus, we can read verses 6-7 as, Though I am blessed with ____________ (substitute the blank with what God has... [see more]

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Our lives ought to be filled with joy in all we do, because our purpose and our focus in life is to trust in His providence and walk with Him. Let us not allow our circumstances to dictate our outlook... [see more]

Saturday, January 11, 2020
We are called to live differently from people that do not believe in Jesus. If we are following Jesus, our lives would produce what is good. v.10.... and so examine yourself to 1) check that you are c... [see more]

Friday, January 10, 2020
It is a mistake to build an entrepreneurial empire for yourself if it is not in line with God's “One glorious hope for the future.” We align to God's plans. This plan of God is probably much big... [see more]

Thursday, January 9, 2020
I am grateful that even when I may feel I do not have enough, that God gives me the privilege to do great things and supplies for all that I may need to accomplish them.

Monday, December 30, 2019
For 2020, let us rely on God for all providence. After college, when I signed up and got accepted to officer training in the USAF, I got my first taste in how a company (or government) can cover me w... [see more]

Sunday, December 29, 2019
There is no miracle too big or small for God. Lets remember His blessings for us thus far and look forward to what is ahead of us in 2020 and beyond.

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Don't fear others.... we have a greater calling from a great God. There will always be opposition when you set out to do what is different. When following God's calling, don't let others' discouragem... [see more]

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas everyone! In today's Scripture, Jesus tells us the reason why He came, the reason for Christmas: it is to be with us. He died so that He may first handle the sin issue, so that He ma... [see more]

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Do not be focused on the count (quantity), but rather, the impacts for individuals (quality). Here, the Pharisees, the church leaders in our context, was upset because some guy named Jesus was pullin... [see more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Our free will to give up so that we may serve others. Just as Jesus can lay it down and pick it up again, there are times when we may free up our resources (time, money, and effort) for others then t... [see more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019
When in trouble, we can know we can rest in Jesus.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
He will purify, He will enable. Now it is done through the works of Jesus Christ. I am grateful that our perfection, our righteousness, our acceptance is not based on me.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
On the way, as we are walking along, as we live on. These are terms where we do not restrict time, as some of us may do on Lord’s Days at church. These are terms where we have expectation for God t... [see more]

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Priorities of our hearts matter

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
In a world where priesthood is equated to a career or job, there are many so-called pastors who do not have the love of God in their hearts. People also bend truths to what they want it to say. In th... [see more]

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Teaching in world of confusion. Back in Jesus' days, I imagine many were either unschooled or learned, and so, only a few people in the temple would get up to speak what is in their mind while others... [see more]

Monday, December 16, 2019
Whether for ourselves or our businesses. Its ok when we do not go after the recognition. It may not be the time, or it may not be what God wants you to do. Do not worry about what happens, or even op... [see more]

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Do not be who others want you to be or whom the world aspires to be great. Unless God calls you to them, do not set your heart to be like an executive or a director. This verse shows Jesus in a stran... [see more]

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Seeing beyond the person's needs. The lame man just wanted to jump into the water, as if he forgot that he actually just wanted to be healed. Two points: 1. For us, let us not be blinded by the task... [see more]

Friday, December 13, 2019
Fulfilling our call. The “worthless shepherds” are those that do not care about their roles and purpose. They do not care about their sheep (their purpose) but get fat (their pursuit of money a... [see more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019
For those feeling thirsty who want more and are seeking and waiting. God restores and He provides. God intended to do so for the people of Judah, but they were feeling lost. Verse 3 says it is bec... [see more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019
“You cannot explain … and you don’t understand?” When we have some knowledge (we understand something), should not we also be able to teach it? But Jesus says to a highly prestigious teacher ... [see more]

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
We never lack. God fills us with the best things. Simply trust, lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways (See Proverbs 3:5-6).

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Our call may be to support others. The education that we received tells us that we must be successful and that we must do whatever it takes for that purpose. However, in God's economy, in His purpos... [see more]

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Power of eating together. When we meet through the rush of life then go straight into other agendas, we may not be able to settle, observe our surroundings, and even “get the message.” Here, eat... [see more]

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Living with knowledge that God is here. Luke describes that Joseph (a Jew) “was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come” and held thoughts that were different from other Jewish people. Majority of... [see more]

Friday, December 6, 2019
Businessmen that has much are able to do this. Provide a large room so that people can gather and even prepare a meal for them. When younger, I thought Jesus was doing some mind tricks (Jedi stuff) t... [see more]

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
In life, we may do things out of the ordinary—this is what we call leadership and/or taking risks. We can do them without worrying about who authorized us to do so. This also calls us to trust in th... [see more]

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
We are here because God's work in us is not completed yet. He has given us all the abilities, resources, and anything else we may need to complete the mission. At first, I felt a bit discouraged wond... [see more]

Monday, December 2, 2019
The entire chapter seems to go w a theme... let go of things of the world and be humble (like a child, and just ask God) and He will take care of all that we need (including desires in our hearts)

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Example of results as we care for and pray for one another

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Seeking a savior from our current situation/circumstances. People back then, especially the “crowds” (or most people), looked forward to some Messiah. They probably believed that this Messiah wil... [see more]

Friday, November 15, 2019
When God speaks, He does so with intent for us to hear and come back to Him so that we may trust, lean on, and acknowledge Him. God shared this message through Micah to Jerusalem and Samaria to let ... [see more]

Friday, November 15, 2019
Countercultural. Modern concept of success may be money earned or fame given. However, God's views are often very different. When we think of John the Baptist, we often do not associate him as a succ... [see more]

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Interesting finding. “Go into all the world” is actually same greek tense/word used in Matthew 28.19. Instead of “go,” the better translation is “along the way” or “as you are going.”... [see more]

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1. Gods providence. Where would you find, at a moments notice, a place to gather, especially one that has been fully furnished for you? In every need, if God intends it, it will be available. Do not... [see more]

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Happy Sabbath everyone. Today, let us realize it is not the money we give, but more of what we believe belongs to the Lord.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Can this message be alluding to our hearts? Temple = hearts Jesus doesn’t want our minds to have money as our highest priority.

Friday, November 8, 2019
“Good” This rich man came to Jesus seeking advice. Rich man today may be Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and the like. Why would they come to Jesus for help? It is because of some influence Jesus had. We... [see more]

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Earn your living vs calling. Two thoughts that affects Christian businessmen here. 1. We are taught in our school systems to be a “professional” in one field with the purpose of making money. Ye... [see more]

Thursday, November 7, 2019
We are not alone. First thought that came to mind was, how did they know the two men were Elijah and Moses? But one thing that is true about Jesus or even the disciples—they were never alone. We t... [see more]

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Whatever successes we may have had in life, even something greater may exist. We must 1. Let go of that success. Rather, give glory to God and do not hold that as a point of pride. 2. Let God lead,... [see more]

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Do you ever get into a situation that is important but you feel lacking? Perhaps it is a very important interview for a job of your dreams, or a speech in front of thousands, or anything that may imp... [see more]

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Seems to be pointing to concept of the tithe, but yet, it is referring to survival of the tenth. He can give fruitfully when we honor the tenth, he can take away leaving us the tenth. It reminds us t... [see more]

Monday, November 4, 2019
A chapter on faith. It begins with how Jesus was shocked/amazed/disappointed with the lack of faith of the people. Then He tells his followers to be different. He tells them to not do the business-... [see more]

Saturday, November 2, 2019
As much as we like the good soil illustration of 30, 60, 100 fold of what was planted, many people fall into rocky or thorny soil. The rocky soil represents those whose hearts are hard and the message... [see more]

Friday, November 1, 2019
A shepherd gets the message. Though this certainly may not be true for all prophets, I am thinking about how shepherds are out in the wild and may often have available time to spend with God. They c... [see more]

Friday, November 1, 2019
God is stronger than anything... than our circumstances or our struggles... there is nothing that our God cannot handle.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
In the book of judges, we saw the cycle of sin, ruin, repentance, and restoration. Where are we now on that cycle? In one sense, what Jesus has completed gives us access to the continued restoration.... [see more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019
We should invite and welcome everyone. We should also go wherever or to whom we are invited. This is how he made God known to them. This also points to trusting God for who we meet throughout the day... [see more]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
No matter our profitability or successes, God is the one who is in control of the fruits. Let us not put trust in things of the world (including our past successes), and trust in God alone for our ti... [see more]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
We all have our jobs, specialties, businesses, and they are for the purposes of reaching out to others. There is no job that is too big or too small that God cannot use (or make fruitful).

Monday, October 28, 2019
Things that only businessmen/marketplace professionals are able to do. Joseph had the resources and land to cover for Jesus’ burial. Remember, each of us have a special calling where God has place... [see more]

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Dependence on many people, things, money, and other things are not good. We are enough on your own with God being our source of strength, provision, and guidance.

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Verse 15. Though this may not be as apparent, there may be times when we turn away from God because of money. One may be when we turn to busy work for the sake of earning more to neglect our relations... [see more]

Friday, October 25, 2019
When we are given lemons in life, where everything seems terrible, horrifying, and uncertain, we may turn to relying on our strength instead of looking up. The three kings here faced terrors and they ... [see more]

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Difficulty of being the Judge and the Father. We too are given the same human roles so we can see the difficulty in living out those roles. We want our children to be the best, yet they go stray. We... [see more]

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Cool... now i have a Scriptural basis for what i tell my kids. I tell my kids over and over that there will be people that demand certain things, including teachers, aunts, etc... i tell them just get... [see more]

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
We have a purpose. Let us be satisfied with what God has planned for us. Not more, not less.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Caution against pride. When things are going well, we may think there is nothing that can stop us. We saw a powerful ram that seemed as if nothing is able to stop him, but then we get a floating goat... [see more]

Monday, October 21, 2019
Work is not everything that produces results. Some of us, especially as we may be wired to think we should be compensated for everything we do, may think we need to do more work (or live better or be ... [see more]

Friday, October 18, 2019
Nothing is impossible for us whom the Holy Spirit leads, guides, and provides.

Friday, October 18, 2019
Brotherhood... seeking God together for breakthrough

Friday, October 18, 2019
Courage to obey, do things beyond our ordinary, can lead to people, even highest-standing people, to come to God.

Friday, October 18, 2019
God's providence for His people 1. We will no longer be taxed (burdened, suffer). Jesus already did that for us. 2. During our lives on earth, God will provide for our needs. When we need a coin, it... [see more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Set aside for those who served faithfully and did not go astray with (others, world...)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bringing the perfect sacrifice. Abel gave his best sacrifice out of respect for God in Genesis, and that ought to be the best from our heart. Yet, here, the law demands perfect sacrifices, but frank... [see more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Overflow of Flourishing Life. Some of us may need this today. Today's verses tell us that there is nothing impossible for our God. Verses 8 and 9 tells us of things that are dead—perishing and it ... [see more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Live a good moral life so that you can get to heaven? Unfortunately, this seems to be the made up concept I hear very often today. When we ask a random stranger in the United States, chances are s/he... [see more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Our true character shows when we are given highest power in the room. May it be used to demonstrate God's love, compassion, and providence.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The authority God gives us, and His provision. God has called people in the marketplace to care for those in need. However, let us not look to our abilities or experiences (or our inabilities and ine... [see more]

Monday, October 14, 2019
Procedures to slow us down and give respect are important. Worthiness to be there is also important. Only those that revere the Lord (and also circumcised, which is what Jesus' forgiveness of sins doe... [see more]

Sunday, October 13, 2019
If people want to find fault, they will. It is interesting how Pharisees tried to nitpick an accusation toward someone who was hungry and ate as someone that “harvested” and worked. We matter mor... [see more]

Saturday, October 12, 2019
When we do/live right, there will always be people that may criticize us. Let us not allow people's opinions/judgments determine who we are.

Friday, October 11, 2019
God has the ability to raise dead things in our lives back to life. Things beyond our imagination can be done. Let us trust and acknowledge God, lean not on our own understanding (prov 3.5-6)

Thursday, October 10, 2019
When things are going well for us, we should remember the Lord and be grateful.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
People are waiting to follow someone. When that person comes and asks to follow, they may drop what they have been doing, which is often “just a job” or something they had to do to make a living, ... [see more]

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Jesus, if you are willing… This chapter shows that there is nothing impossible for God. This can refer to our physical sicknesses, but also fruitfulness of our businesses, profession, our families,... [see more]

Monday, October 7, 2019
Give in private, without showing others. I would also add, do the things that make you busy in private, while in front of others, be available.

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Some people are looking for teaching to help them with their struggles. We need to grow in influence so that people would want to hear and also grow in righteousness, living in the right way especiall... [see more]

Thursday, October 3, 2019
God's plans are always fulfilled. His divine providence and protection is there. Being aligned with God's will means that opposing/competing activities can be frustrated while we find success in our o... [see more]

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Our ability to teach (and when God gives us a method we can use to teach) is valuable. The goal is to make it so that the people can understand it. As people who are educated, we hold that power (we h... [see more]

Friday, September 27, 2019
What if God called you to do something that is likely to take up good part of your time? As we live on with many deadlines and packed days, i find it hard that we may also be able to hear Him and even... [see more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Iron pot refers to a place of perceived safety. In modern terms, we may feel safe because we have enough money, a house, investments, and insurance. Referring to where we live, a major city like the ... [see more]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
God is in control and He saves the few. Interesting insights today. Though we have been reading about the sins of the “entire” nation, there seems to always be a few whom God spares, the few who ... [see more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019
This passage talks about how God leads us, provides for us, and enables us to endure Verse 5 gives clear direction, something to obey tangibly. Such clear message is something that we can only hear w... [see more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Call to businesspeople and others like you. This is ours.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
How to pray when we are uncertain how to pray: 1. State facts of what is in your heart, in your reality. For example: “my kids do not listen to me,” “I feel lonely,” “my profits are declin... [see more]

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Grace for those whom God loves. Sodom was destroyed because of sin. However, even though their sins were “greater than that of Sodom,” the people of Israel were not yet destroyed. The reason is t... [see more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
We can lose it all. As business owners and professionals, we can work hard to protect our businesses or our reputation. Insurance is certainly one of those. Let us not put our dependence on earthly ... [see more]

Monday, September 9, 2019
Pray for our enemies and those who persecute us. We know that God is just and He will judge and handle those who wrong us. Knowing this, we can pray for their healing and their turning back to God. ... [see more]

Friday, August 30, 2019
Something beautiful defiled to be a stench, something people would avoid. This is an image of what sin looks like. Here is a beautiful cistern that took much effort to build. Yet, due to the corrupt ... [see more]

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Our position as business leaders gives us the authority at times to help people go their way. It can be employees, missionaries, or anyone else using the influence, money and other resources we have. ... [see more]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
One thing I notice about prophets of God is that even though people often hate their messages that they go to jail, are put in lions den, etc, they are respected. That too ought to be our positions i... [see more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Working with first generation Koreans, I may get upset when they waste a lot of time and cause much rework (and they do not seem to feel they made any mistake when they do). Perhaps the problem is wit... [see more]

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Do as God leads you regardless of your circumstances. Jeremiah does so even when imprisoned. Trust God and keep going.

Friday, August 23, 2019
As you do to your neighbor. This verse sounds similar to Matthew 25:40, where God recounts all that we have done toward the brothers and sisters around us. God is just and will pay back for the wron... [see more]

Thursday, August 22, 2019
God who fulfill His promises. He who started a good work in us will be faithful to finish it. Things may not seem to go well and even disastrous at times, but if we are pursuing the calling God has ... [see more]

Friday, August 16, 2019
God provides a way. Perhaps being satisfied is the way to go. Alternative could have been death of all people in Israel, but God gave the people of Israel an option for survival and “living as usua... [see more]

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Going against our education (our learnings and experiences) out of obedience. Jeremiah went against what he was taught from youth. Things of God are sacred and God would protect it. It may be the sa... [see more]

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Not afraid to ask. How often are we afraid to ask our clients to follow us, to buy from us, and do X with us. Yet, here, Jeremiah transcribed the command He received from God and did what God told hi... [see more]

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Learned about dog training from a book. Opposite of praise/reward is not punishment, but it is paying no attention! When we experience hardships, we can be grateful asking God what we can learn from ... [see more]

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Life's paradox How to not be legalistic? Look above. How to stop being selfish and die to self? Stop trying, and look above. How to be humble? Stop thinking about it, and look above. Let your focu... [see more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Today I think about how stubborn I can be. I love God with all my heart and want to quickly be available to Him (and others too) in all circumstances; but I start thinking about times when I am angry... [see more]

Sunday, July 21, 2019
This is what happens when we follow God's calling for our lives. We are not too young, or old for that matter, to carry out the will God has for us today. God can send us wherever He desires and guid... [see more]

Friday, July 19, 2019
Gents, I want to share something about the importance of what we are doing as we gather together and encourage one another. Here, the men gathered together, and God spoke through one of them (Peter).... [see more]

Friday, July 12, 2019
For some time, I have been thinking about the message of humility. It is not easy to come by today as our education system and individualistic society has taught us that WE must become smarter, bette... [see more]

Thursday, July 4, 2019
1. There is nothing that our God cannot do. We should pray when we face what-seems-like obstacles and hold faith that God will breakthrough. 2. Be careful of pride... when you are doing well with you... [see more]

Friday, June 21, 2019
Lately, I have been focusing on the topic of pride and humility. Pride = focus on self Humility = focus on other than self (others, God) Even when we face troubles, if we are proud, we would look a... [see more]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Some construction terms: Cornerstone = foundation. We have one that we can build on, and it is something that stands over time, not something that may crumble at any moment to become a waste. We ar... [see more]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Grace of God. Christians may be “foolish and stupid” because they are proud, they believe they can manage their businesses, lives, relationships on their own will, experiences, and knowledge... ... [see more]

Monday, June 3, 2019
Unexpected people, including those who hurt us, are loved by God and may be the people whom God redeems. When our views become small and we start looking inwardly to focus on our pains, maybe we need... [see more]

Thursday, May 30, 2019
This passage made me to think about why fears grab us. When we watch war movies, we see some fighting men to be full of energy and without fear. Yet, here, we see a passage that says the bravest warri... [see more]

Thursday, May 16, 2019
As I read this passage, I felt like a punch in the face. How can I learn to do good and seek justice? Based on my everyday (generally busy) life, how can I help the oppressed, the orphans, and the wid... [see more]

Monday, May 13, 2019
Here is the husband (Jesus) who chooses us (the Church). Same simile pointing to our relationship with our wives. Here are some descriptions mentioned here: - favorite one, - dearly loved, - prais... [see more]

Sunday, May 12, 2019
Happy mothers day everyone. Though i recognize this is the woman speaking, she speaks of her love as better than ten thousand others. When we fell in love with our wives, it probably was the same... n... [see more]

Saturday, May 11, 2019
I know this is a reference to something more x rated, but it also points to His intimate love for us, even where we may not feel loved or excluded.

Friday, May 10, 2019
Yearning for God. I think busyness is a distraction that prevents our desire for intimacy with God. The woman speaking in this verse is the beloved of the groom. The groom is Jesus and the bride is ... [see more]

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
We may feel not so beautiful, we may feel like we had a forced hand that limited us. But God doesn't see any of that, and rather finds us exciting and beautiful. He has also equipped us with all that ... [see more]

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Studies and work are things that we do here on Earth and they are important and necessary, but they themselves should not overwhelm our relationship with God (fear of the Lord) and obeying His command... [see more]

Monday, April 29, 2019
Saw this verse in NLT for the first time. It shows a weakness in humans to have eyes only on one side (front). We have a blindside.... In another words, in order to be victorious, we need each other. ... [see more]

Sunday, April 28, 2019
I think this is a message for those who may be stressed out from work. Work is certainly important, but it is not that important when looked at from a bigger perspective. Rather, what is most importan... [see more]

Monday, April 22, 2019
Verse 1 is about boldness for those to whom God has given a clear direction. When we feel that we are shrinking back, maybe it is time to consider our relationship with God and the purposes for why He... [see more]

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Proverbs 27:19 Heart = passion, pursuits. This morning I woke up with words being uttered asking God to ensure I do the things that I do for His kingdom and His righteousness. I think this was a wa... [see more]

Saturday, April 20, 2019
How do we protect ourselves from hiring fools? Tough challenge.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
This is why we need each other. For now, it may seem we are all working separately from each other, but there is a reason for our having met... it is to strengthen one another to fulfill (win/be victo... [see more]

Monday, April 15, 2019
May be a paraphrase of Matthew 6.33.... Seek first His kingdom (unfailing love) and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. They include life, righteousness, and honor.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Recognition that God is always in control. So, don't worry.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
We may want God to draw out a map for exactly where we are going in our lives... but since the Holy Spirit guides us daily, we dont need to worry... and this daily walk is what God calls us to, as opp... [see more]

Friday, April 12, 2019
Reinforces the importance of listening equating that to wisdom.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
As parents, perhaps we need to help our children to want to learn. Help them build curiosities and help them gain confidence in pursuing them and obtaining learnings from their actions.

Monday, April 8, 2019
Let’s thank God for any suffering we had or are currently experiencing. We need the dirt (oxen) to build/produce/harvest more. God allows them for our good.

Friday, April 5, 2019
The premise of this chapter is that people after riches for themselves will conclude with just that—probably with a desire for more, but never having enough. Those after the Kingdom of God—God's ... [see more]

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Just a thought... if we, businessmen/professionals want to help the youths (that are yet without wisdom, or foolish)... maybe coming up with list of (or dialoging through) wise living may be helpful. ... [see more]

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Oh the difficulty, we talked about lady wisdom two chapters ago... now we have lady immorality. It says her lips are sweet as honey... how difficult it must be at time to tell them apart. We must keep... [see more]

Friday, March 29, 2019
As much as i want to claim to be a good listener, listening is not easy at times. I think one way we can gauge if we are listening well (to others, and even God), ask our wives. I think they are our g... [see more]

Monday, March 25, 2019
Rush of life (busyness) may be why people (including Christians) do not seek wisdom (or God). We too can become busy and miss times when God may be speaking to us.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Here is something that stuck out to me today: Isaiah 58:10 in the New International Version (NIV) says, “and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, t... [see more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Verses like this causes us to think that we should talk less and be more silent (and yes, there are verses like that). It points to the importance of with what we fill our hearts. If good things, such... [see more]

Friday, February 22, 2019
I just remembered... psalm 88 is unique because it just ends in sadness and despair. Other psalms we read may talk about difficulties, but ends with praise to God (because of faith that He will delive... [see more]

Thursday, February 14, 2019
I thought passages like this sounded like conditional worship. It says, I will worship you if/because… It can be misunderstood to say, I will worship you God “if” you make me successful. But the... [see more]

Sunday, January 13, 2019
This is something that a person who fears the Lord is able to say. Despite the many troubles and persecutions in life, s/he believes that God is just and will make all things right. So s/he holds hope... [see more]

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thinking of the word meditating…I have seen many Korean Christians entering seminaries who thought perhaps they may find a calling and a job as a pastor when they did not know what to do with life. ... [see more]

Monday, January 7, 2019
Here, these rhetorical questions show that, while the answer is no for us, God is able. When we ever need a mighty creature to bow at our feet to make something happen, God is able to make it so. We ... [see more]

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Let us be careful of pride

Sunday, December 23, 2018
This is some heavyweight words for Christians and pastors alike. How sad it would be if we gave powerless, meaningless, worthless advice to a person (or even friends) who are seeking God? I ask mysel... [see more]

Saturday, December 22, 2018
Doing family readings in Psalms, i ran into this verse this morning. Psalms 8:4 (NLT) what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? ptents.com/s/P... [see more]

Friday, December 21, 2018
This chapter reads like one of David's Psalms. Job begins with a mourning about how he is in suffering, as David did when he was in persecution. He expresses that it seems like the bad people, the wic... [see more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
God is not distant to us, but He lives in us today. This was fulfilled as God came to earth to dwell amongst us and be Immanuel (defined "God with us"). God is distant to sin, but we are cleansed by H... [see more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
We can finally hear the right theology as Job speaks against the prosperity theology that his friend just spoke of. Yet, one thing that I am personally learning is how we may see God solely as our fri... [see more]

Sunday, December 16, 2018
In friendships, love take precedence over knowledge. In apologetics, when defending your faith and in sharing Christ with others, love still takes precedence over our knowledge. People see us as dis... [see more]

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Right theology, and something to be said to help a friend going in the wrong direction (but again, with Job's friends, wrong diagnosis). Todays reflection on Psalm 2 (very related to this verse), we c... [see more]

Friday, December 14, 2018
I find this interesting. When people are depressed, crushed in spirit and feeling without hope, they may just go along with what others are saying around them, especially from friends and family. Yet,... [see more]

Saturday, December 8, 2018
I get this sense of authority and demand as if Job’s friends are speaking as people with greater authority than Job. There is a sense of non-acceptance and lack of care from people called “friends... [see more]

Friday, December 7, 2018
Perhaps this may be beneficial words for those who are in depression, even those that even considers suicide at times. We know when we are down, we have questions like this. You may say, “I am wort... [see more]

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Similar to beliefs of many so-called “Christians” and people who do not believe in Jesus, Christianity may be considered to be a method of attaining success on earth. They may think, “believe in... [see more]

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Here's some good news. There may be times when things go wrong. The wrong seems to happen over and over again in what seems like a downward spiral! Yet, we can rest assured that it is temporary, only... [see more]

Monday, December 3, 2018
When I think of growing and fruitful small groups (just like our group), I think one word best describes it... friendship. Thinking back to the past two chapters, Eliphaz spoke as a person of authori... [see more]

Sunday, December 2, 2018
It is difficult to tell which parts of what Eliphaz says is true because he also shares incorrect theology. Perhaps the message in the book of Job is simply that: in life, we will hear mixed theology ... [see more]

Saturday, December 1, 2018
These words of Eliphaz is bad theology (understanding about God). He is saying innocent people do not die nor are they destroyed. Yet, from what we know about our God today, He doesn’t want us to ... [see more]

Saturday, November 24, 2018
As businessmen, or as kings God has established, we have certain authorities that may not exist for others. We must use well that authority God has given us. Here, the king had the authority to spare... [see more]

Thursday, November 22, 2018
What would be opposite of thanksgiving? Perhaps it is complaining or holding anger/bitterness. Lets be thankful today and let go of anything that has a foothold on us.

Monday, November 19, 2018
Attorneys, real estate experts, consultants, musicians, and other business leaders... pleasing a client, too, is something that God allows. We may be able to control what we do or say (or not do and n... [see more]

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Our culture teaches that we must accomplish many things, such as getting a degree, to be successful. However, we must recognize that God is in control over things that are beyond our control. It means... [see more]

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Many things in this chapter may be a case for a lawsuit today! We can learn about passion for God and His holiness. We too, as kings, may need to step over boundaries to make things right. Don’t b... [see more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
If we were to sign a document of oath together, i wonder what the contents would be.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
God gives guidance so that we may follow. He also uses our intellect and gut feelings to lead us. Thank God for the knowledge and experiences He has given us. Use what He has given you for His glory.... [see more]

Saturday, November 10, 2018
We need to discern. Even in our tired moments when we just want to rely on others' advice, we still need to confirm with God. This is especially important during spiritual warfare. This is also import... [see more]

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Here we see someone taking action as they trust in God. Many times when we face confusion and uncertainty, we may shrink back and just remain frozen. We may say, “perhaps if certain things happen, ... [see more]

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Considered people working alongside Jesus as He, the high priest, begins to work.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
This is a matter that is taken very lightly (or not at all) in the modern context. God's people (you and me) were taken to people of other cultures (like America, and other places). They eventually s... [see more]

Friday, November 2, 2018
I'd like to throw down a challenge to anyone that would accept. Normal challenge: tell yourself (and believe) during the course of the day "because the gracious hand of God was upon me xyz happened" T... [see more]

Thursday, November 1, 2018
It’s awesome when the gracious hand of the Lord our God is on us. It seems to be coupled with zeal for some action or cause. Ezra heard God and obeyed to see things come to fruition. Before this, ... [see more]

Monday, October 29, 2018
If HR was there, they would be in trouble for discrimination =) I think it takes guts to respond to people that (while malicious in intent) say they want to join and help.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
How was he to know that God would speak to someone that can be an enemy? This is one of those ‘what-the?!’ sections. A good king falls in battle all of a sudden without forewarning. Possible lear... [see more]

Monday, October 15, 2018
Scary... As kings, we have been given great responsibilities to even direct the priests to bring people together for the Lord. But that power can be directed wrongly toward even those trying to help u... [see more]

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Wholeheartedly. As people in the marketplace, this is what we may struggle with. Money and politics are things we need to be mindful of in our activities, but can we pull out as the Lord directs? Th... [see more]

Saturday, October 13, 2018
In today's chapter, much can be said about how it ended, but the first part relates with much of our conversations today. Note the various parties who carried out God's plans. The king, or each of us... [see more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Waiting on Gods timing... we too may be dormant in our life's journey only to be mightily used by God in His time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Example of bad leadership when given a place of influence - Loses people that followed him - People do not care about his end

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
I'm grateful for today's reading. Accidentally, I had the setting on NKJV, and one of words stood out to me. Jehoshaphat “feared”... (v. 3, NKJV) What do we do when we hear of news that shock us... [see more]

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Success does not have to do with our intellect, skills, experiences, opportunities, or anything that the world/education system teaches us. Even the worldly success does not depend on that, as there a... [see more]

Friday, October 5, 2018
What an interesting passage. In the prior chapter, we enjoyed how Asa was devoted to God and now, we see him turning away. As I was reading, I was thinking about how countries also negotiate with eac... [see more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
We too can build a temple for God today. It must be a place of absolute purity where we can meet with God. It is purified because of our faith in Jesus who has already taken away all of the impurities... [see more]

Monday, September 17, 2018
Hushai is listed as a friend of David, in midst of listing of various official positions. When Absalom, son of David, rebelled, Hushai acted as a spy-advisor for Absalom ruining Absaloms plans. Husha... [see more]

Sunday, September 16, 2018
God provides for all of our needs. He provides the right person with the right skills and heart to partake in His mission as God uses us.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
I find interesting that the king and his military men established the musicians. In today's terms, we need businessmen to help establish ministries. Looking at verse 7, it says 288 “accomplished”... [see more]

Friday, September 7, 2018
Blessings to us pass down to our children. If we love our kids and want them to be blessed, we need God's favor.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
We are able to bless and also fill others' physical needs

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Modern day scenario: David = king = businessman Levites = priests = pastors. Here, Israel has strayed so far from God's ways that the priests (Levites) who should know better did not have hearts fo... [see more]

Monday, September 3, 2018
Reverence for God. In our busy world, it is easy to forget. Uzzah too was killed (v. 9) because he and probably his fellow levites did not care much about God and took upon the transport as a job. W... [see more]

Sunday, September 2, 2018
I wonder what David did to bring such able men to his side. Perhaps it may be what Saul did to cause them to defect and join a renegade army. At first, I think about all the methods from leadership b... [see more]

Friday, August 24, 2018
All other mention of David's sons in verses 1-9 show that each woman had one son. However, Bathsheba had four sons listed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Our history begins with God.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Three months of reign and marked forever as a person who did evil in the Lord’s sight (especially succeeded by a king that was known to be pleasing to the Lord). He must have done some terrible thin... [see more]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
When people are in fear and in times of uncertainty, a person of God can help the person (people) to get back to faith and sanity. Note that the beginning of this chapter begins with Hezekiah in grief... [see more]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Warfare is scary. Which report should we hear and believe? Remember, people of Israel was hearing this too, as they had to rely on messages of prophets and priests for guidance in those times. Could w... [see more]

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
We can grow when we have people who can see and speak to our lives. Discipleship requires such people.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
This is probably not something she wanted to do. This may be akin to Koreans moving to Japan or North Korea to live there because God told them to. It may sound difficult, but here is the catch: she r... [see more]

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hearing God and obeying Him as He specifies is important for all of us that desires to experience Him and see Him in action. Don’t question so much, and don’t weight it to the value you place. Do ... [see more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
God uses what we have to show His glory. We may think that our abilities don't amount to much, or that we don’t have enough resources to affect/influence/help many, but in God's hands, we have more... [see more]

Friday, July 27, 2018
Seems people who seek the heart of God tend to make peace, even with enemies. Past relationship between North and South Israel is perhaps like that of North and South Korea.

Monday, July 23, 2018
The last line makes it hard to accept. How confident can we be when we ask God to respond? This is a special relationship developed over time that enabled Elijah to know clearly that God wanted him ... [see more]

Sunday, July 22, 2018
This too is very applicable in our lives. As people who have a relationship with God, when God speaks to us, we ought to move quickly without rationalizing and counting costs. Trust that God is good a... [see more]

Thursday, July 19, 2018
We will see the following phrase much going forward. Let's try to gauge specifically what people did wrong to be considered “evil in the Lord’s sight.” At least from this chapter, it is because ... [see more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Two things bother me about this chapter. We can see this is how Israel came to ruin, and it seems to be because Rehoboam, who had an opportunity to restore the kingdom, listened to not-so-good advice ... [see more]

Monday, July 16, 2018
This is such a thought-provoking passage. A person whom God has blessed, a person who knew of God's great love for him has become proud and trusted himself and other gods. This is a failed faith wher... [see more]

Sunday, July 15, 2018
It seems even the excellence in food, clothing, and administration can be used to display God's glory. In other words, even the things that we may consider as “optional” can be used for kingdom of... [see more]

Saturday, July 14, 2018
I think this may be one of the biggest coordination of sacrifices, at least as mentioned in Scriptures. As kings, perhaps we too must think bigger. Sacrifices take much manpower to follow specific rit... [see more]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ability to think bigger and forming alliances. I read passages like this and wonder if I can ever mobilize such vast number of people and be open to transacting (paying) with large sums of money. Wha... [see more]

Monday, July 9, 2018
This part is a bit confusing to me. When we think about Solomon, he is known for his positive attributes such as having great wisdom and knowing much and even building a temple for God. Yet, we also k... [see more]

Sunday, July 8, 2018
It is a kingly act to invite others to our homes and feed them, especially as a celebration for what God is doing.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
I found this to be somewhat funny especially in light of how we mean it in our days, “be a man!” Then in verse 3 and 4, David explains exactly what this means. Be bold enough to follow God even th... [see more]

Friday, July 6, 2018
Trustworthy friends/brothers. Loyalty doesn't change even if they would be bribed.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Our moral centers are not something for which we can blame others. For one, it can give us some assurance that a great king who sought after God’s heart can fail like this. Praise God for He forgiv... [see more]

Monday, July 2, 2018
As kings, we may need to make difficult decisions.

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Can we too be content just because God is present with us?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This is a message that speaks to our joked-around ministry of “eating.” I think it is of greatest honor to invite someone to eat with another (especially if the other person may not be in positio... [see more]

Friday, June 1, 2018
Being a child of God does not mean absence of problems. It may also mean we have to temporarily be not-who-we-are to adapt. This hurts and may even require alienation from everyone, including friends.... [see more]

Thursday, May 31, 2018
What I am concerned about here is the development of Saul. It shows that we too can become like this. He started out small, with not much to offer except for perhaps his good looks and height, which w... [see more]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
What could prophecy mean? I think, Saul and his men were given visions and feelings that were compelling that killing David is not the right thing to do. That may be why even though many soldiers incl... [see more]

Monday, May 28, 2018
Our confidence that comes from our relationship, which is built over time as we experience God coming through over and over again, can look like pride and deceit (or other negative characteristics) to... [see more]

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Role of a servant before becoming a king. Anyone that is called to the marketplace, I often refer to them as kings, or people with a kingly role. Their greatest character, the king’s greatest chara... [see more]

Friday, May 25, 2018
Saul turned into a great king who protected his people, took action, and made kingly decisions to strike when necessary. He began as a boy that was hiding several chapters ago who felt he couldn't tak... [see more]

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
This verse begs if we should be more angry today. Here Saul gets flared up as he hears news that some of his people are going to have their eyes gouged out by a stronger army that would do this just ... [see more]

Sunday, May 20, 2018
God can use people who has wealth, power, and influence. He can bring such people about from most unexpected places/peoples (e.g. smallest tribe).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
How amazing that a businessman / entrepreneur is able to say to the people that are basically taking his crops that he (and God) blesses them? Here Boaz recognized that the poor would come and try to ... [see more]

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I think this is setup for a breakthrough of God. We may feel this way at times, but many of us know how it ends in few more chapters.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
The crux of this chapter is in verse 6. Other verses describe how people made idols and established priests as they are fit (not priests for God, but as a position that serves their interests). At ti... [see more]

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I wonder how Samson knew that by cutting off his hair he would lose his strength. 1. He never cut his hair before, so did he believe this out of faith that if he disobeys God, then God would immediat... [see more]

Sunday, April 29, 2018
I love these interactions where God honors our requests, answers them, then when we have more questions, we can ask, and He guides us. This encourages me to keep on asking God when I feel uncertain an... [see more]

Friday, April 27, 2018
God can use outcasts, people who are hopeless, rejected, and lost/confused about life. We are ok even when situations around us may look dim because He is in control of our futures.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Barak seems to be asking the judge (Deborah) to come because of fear. Deborah relayed the message from God for Barak to bring out the 10,000 soldiers to go to battle against Sisera and be victorious.... [see more]

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cycle of people who lack faith in God. People who have wavering faith cries out to God when they are in trouble and need help. When things are well, they turn away from God. God's continual saving u... [see more]

Sunday, April 8, 2018
It's interesting how the chapter divisions end the same for chapters 15 (Jebusites) and 16 (people of Gezer). It seems to be an emphasis that the lack of obedience that leads to be a stumbling block i... [see more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This must have been spoken when there was much fear in the hearts of people and Joshua. Let us, too, be bold and speak with the confidence that there is nothing impossible for God, even in state of fe... [see more]

Thursday, March 8, 2018
This is a call to purity, not just for individuals, but as a nation, a people of God. We too are not called to be individuals, but the Church of Jesus Christ, a community of people who love God.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tribe of Levi = us, the royal priesthood. What implications can that mean for us today? For starters, all of us are called to minister in the name of Jesus. The task does not belong to the leadershi... [see more]

Friday, February 23, 2018
Just so everyone is clear on the message of this chapter, there are two covenants: one made with Moses (the one in the Old Testament, one we are reading today) and the new one (which is fulfilled by J... [see more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018
God can be very practical and specific, especially as He guides us in future pursuits (our destinies, our next business ventures/plans, etc).

Monday, February 12, 2018
Interesting... instead of 10% (tithe), God asked for 0.2% from fighting men 2% from the people. It may seem as if the “tithing” requirements were set lower here, but as we can see, the thanks offe... [see more]

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Our lives are in God's hands. When we are sick, depressed, successful, or even die, nothing is beyond the knowledge and ability of our God

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Our being zealous (as the Lord is) toward the things in His heart pleases Him.

Monday, February 5, 2018
Balaam failed to see two chapters ago... but God restored him to be able to see the things of God.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Verses 20 and 22 seem like a contradiction.... and this may be a bit extra biblical, but I think in this case, God was just allowing Balaam's hunger for money. I can probably find Scriptures where pro... [see more]

Friday, January 26, 2018
Let us trust in what God's going to do, and follow through even when things do not make sense to us. Let us obey when what God is telling us does not fit our logic.

Monday, December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas everyone! Jesus' death and atonement for our sins blesses us and shows us God's glory ... even today, even now.

Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Detour, the roundabout way As I continue my journey of life with God, I see life is never a straight path. I may see something that God is pointing me to, but it is often not direct—get-it-now ... [see more]

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Lord Protects You In our journeys of life, we find instances when we feel as if God is far away and not covering for us. These verses show us that when we remain in Him, as His children, we are p... [see more]

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Speaking against the culture It was not reasonable for some nobody to speak to the highest official in a superpower country. In fact, Pharaoh was worshiped as a god. Who would dare speak to him witho... [see more]

Monday, December 16, 2013
Hardened Heart Sometimes, we don't want to believe that God exists. We harden our hearts and prevent our ability to be receptive to His promptings. We do this particularly when arrogance/pride, rejec... [see more]

Thursday, December 12, 2013
“Is that so, and who is the Lord? Why should I listen to him and...” This is the question that tacitly gets asked in our private moments, when we are in a rush, or maybe when we are involved in a... [see more]

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
80% of success is being there. I hated that phrase, especially when I wanted to miss classes or sometimes even work. But it is true in many cases, that even if you were to come to class and doze off ... [see more]

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Our doubts—let it grow to firm convictions. Throughout Scriptures, we see people who do mighty things for God filled with doubts—whether that is Abraham, Moses, or Gideon. When they first encoun... [see more]

Monday, December 9, 2013
God's Timeline. We tend to rush—just as our culture tells us to—to do this, do that; you need to be successful at a young age; you need to multitask more, and be better! Yet, time is all in God's... [see more]

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Your ability to bless—your prayers. Many people cower when they look at a hard situation, and fall back to “well, maybe we can pray.” When finding a mate, a job, something or anything, and time... [see more]

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The story unfolds. Genesis ends with a happy ending—Jacob and his brothers are saved from the famine, and the brothers reunite. God promises Jacob that he and his family (and their descendants) wil... [see more]

Monday, December 2, 2013
Let us be grateful for our experiences. Let's consider our attitudes. Do we say, “God why did you put me in my life's circumstances—it's terrible! I bet no one else goes through what I go through... [see more]

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It is beyond my power to do this, but God can. Looking at our own abilities, our record of failures and even our dire-looking present circumstances, we shrink and say, there's nothing good that can c... [see more]

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pre-Thanksgiving—The Lord is with you! You will be successful! Verse 2 says, “The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did” and verse 23 says, “The Lord was with him and cau... [see more]

Monday, November 25, 2013
God's ways may not fit into our logic and understanding. Bizarre that such stories like this are kept in the Bible. We would think the Bible would keep records of good things and expected “kindness... [see more]

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Trusting in God for the Dream. We often end up settling. Do you know that God has an awesome plan for you—to accomplish something significant and meaningful? Throughout Joseph's story, we don't kn... [see more]

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wash your hands and purify yourselves before the presence of God. There are times when you may feel God prompting you to do something or perhaps to meet Him somewhere. Before you go, check your heart... [see more]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Unexpected. Many times, we rely on logic—what we know and understand—and let that be the governing factor of how we view our future and our current state. Here, Jacob was fearing for his lif... [see more]

Monday, November 18, 2013
Perseverance, Passion, Pursuit. Many times, we let go of our pursuits, dreams, and even the convictions we made before God. At times, we may be simply too tired to hold on to them, or we may let it g... [see more]

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Who knows how your life will unfold? This chapter begins with Jacob's two wives, two sisters fighting over who will bear “more”, “better” children. Then the chapter closes with how Jacob mani... [see more]

Friday, November 15, 2013
God owns the ability for us to have children. All throughout Genesis, we see a cycle of couples not being able to conceive, then God enables them to do so. For those of you not married, the difficult... [see more]

Thursday, November 14, 2013
The House of God. When we go to church for services, and see fewer people—or when we go to work or classes, and find it overwhelming—we often do not even consider God in the picture. We may ratio... [see more]

Monday, November 11, 2013
Regret or Satisfaction? Reading this passage, it makes us wonder what it means to have “lived a long and satisfying life.” Many people at their old age is full of regrets, wishing they had done m... [see more]

Friday, November 8, 2013
Worship Worship = to bow down, to surrender. Worship can certainly be a song, but in the end, if there is no surrender, no bowing down, no letting go of our ambitions, our schedules, and our pursuit... [see more]

Thursday, November 7, 2013
God is Obviously with You. May this be our development in our lives. As we go our paths in life, let us remain in His guidance, protection, and blessing—so that as we go along, God's glory is shown... [see more]

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Imperfections of God's servants, and His protection for His Beloved. One thing we can learn about walking with God is that we will never be perfect and will make mistakes. Even though he was a vetera... [see more]

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Immorality of Sex. Even from the beginning of time, sex has been something people used as an immoral act. Sex has been designed for husband and wife—and it is no different today. Yet, sex is glamor... [see more]

Saturday, November 2, 2013
For us to remain in His protection and blessing… Simply put, obey the terms of the covenant. It is to make God our #1 priority, to have no other gods before Him. Trust Him utmost and keep walking. ... [see more]

Friday, November 1, 2013
Ask the Lord, then listen and obey. Abraham had a major prayer request—something that only God could grant—to have a child. His wife was not able to conceive, and Abraham is holding on to some fa... [see more]

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Who is Abraham Anyway? As I read this passage, I am quizzical on what Abraham's background is like. He was wealthy, so we may picture him as a business person, someone who understands finances and is... [see more]

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How did that happen? As we read through Scriptures, we run into passages like above that make us question, "how did that happen?" Lot was Abram's nephew, and went with Abram who abandoned his riches t... [see more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Be Ready to Give Up Your Most Prized Valuables (yet, God will protect them for you). This is the chapter where I normally talk greatly about Abram (soon to be Abraham)'s obedience, and God's blessing... [see more]

Monday, October 28, 2013
When things go well. It is a continuous cycle throughout Scriptures, and probably our lives, that when things go well, we turn away from the Lord. When things are not so good, we turn to the Lord. I... [see more]

Saturday, October 26, 2013
God desires growth and fruitfulness for those who love Him. Here in this passage is some powerful message. People are capable of reproducing and multiplying. Here, God has just destroyed everyone, ... [see more]

Friday, October 25, 2013
Be more efficient. (That is what the world would say). As time goes by, we are told to be more efficient. Internet, cellphones, and any other electronic gadget is to make our lives easier, but there ... [see more]

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Go do it. As we hear the Lord speak—it may seem like nonsense, something that is meaningless and unimpactful—but do it. This demonstrates your obedience to the Lord, and by doing so, you will see... [see more]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Finding Favor of the Lord. But Noah found favor with the Lord. Preceding verses talk about how God was not pleased with the people and planned to remove them all. Then it all turns around to one per... [see more]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Circle of Life. In the history books, it would say of us (fill in your name) “When (Sang) was 28 years old, he became father of Samuel. After the birth of Samuel, (Sang) lived another 70 years, and... [see more]

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Giving to the Lord. What is interesting in this passage is, the monetary value of the offerings is not specifically mentioned here. Perhaps Cain presented crops of great value, while Abel gave someth... [see more]

Friday, October 18, 2013
Work-Driven Culture. The work-driven culture in this world tells us we need to do more. You are not fit enough, not smart enough, not good enough – you need more education, you need more job experi... [see more]

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Starting anew from nothing, God created. Just as in our lives, He can make things new in our broken lives, broken circumstances, broken relationships... He can make things new. Just as He restores us ... [see more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Reading verse 11, I began to wonder, where do I fit in? Could I be the one who does harm, the one who is vile, the one who is righteous, or the one who is holy? Then began my thoughts about my short... [see more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
New. Life as we know it is not perfect. We have things to maintain such as credit card bills, cellphone bills, mortgages, rent, etc, and etc. Then there's difficulty at work, school, with friends, an... [see more]

Monday, October 14, 2013
The war has been won. Whatever circumstances you may be going through now, in the end, it all ends the same. The Holy God judges us, and the question comes down to whose team were you on? Jesus, or t... [see more]

Sunday, October 13, 2013
God who is worthy. Have you ever been in such a state of anxiety because of the troubles that happen in life? Then as you prayed, God overwhelmed you and took all that fear away—let that be the bas... [see more]

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Saving up for what matters. When we do well and feel confident about what we have attained and are earning, we may place our trust in those things. As followers of Jesus Christ, let us not place our ... [see more]

Friday, October 11, 2013
Broken Unity. God calls us to unity, one heart, and one direction. Just as He led people out of Egypt to the Promised Land, He desires us to be of one heart heading toward one direction. Yet, notice ... [see more]

Thursday, October 10, 2013
The One who always is and always was. God is Holy, mighty and One to be feared. Yet, we often fail to recognize that. He is a great God. As we work, study, go through the day today, let us consider ... [see more]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Unfathomable power and glory of God. In our days, people see God as small or without much significance, perhaps as someone who may help us through the week if we keep the religious act of attending a... [see more]

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Going against the tide. As the culture goes, it is all about us. We even demand that from the church. Instead of being a place of worship, the church has now become a place to get our egos boosted (a... [see more]

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Missing God's Glory. Since there are many things going on in our lives—studies, work, projects, even church, family, and hobbies, we may lose the sight of God. Revelation talks about some huge dis... [see more]

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
As bad things happen. When the terrors on earth is happening . . . what would you do? When things go wrong in your life, work/school peers get you ruffled up, family members annoy us, things just don... [see more]

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Church. This is the picture of the Church. The crowd, the community, people of every nation, tribe, people, and language—that is the Church. We often mistake the church to be a building, one w... [see more]

Monday, September 30, 2013
Great is our God. Can there be times when we see God as small, as someone who would follow us and help us when we face problems? Truth, He is a great God who obvious needs to follow no one. He is th... [see more]

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Victory is already won. There are times when we ruminate in our minds that we have failed in our lives, that we are ruined, that there is no opportunity for advancement and there is no hope for... [see more]

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Worthy is the Lord. I feel the passion of John as he envisions the One who sits on the throne. He's rambling on and on as he can to describe this wonderful vision. He sees the Lord is glorified, and ... [see more]

Friday, September 27, 2013
Persevere, don't be indifferent. Passionate relationship with God—that is what we are called to. Perseverance may sound good, sound doable, but to live it is not easy. For a day, for a week, maybe ... [see more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Come back! This chapter and the next talks about how we, as the church collectively, can easily fall away from God's desire for a relationship. Each can be examined carefully to expose our hearts and... [see more]

Monday, September 23, 2013
But you, build each other up and be merciful. Letter from Jude is short and to the point. There are people in the church who do whatever they want, and claim that their lifestyle is what it means to ... [see more]

Sunday, September 22, 2013
John the elder. Because of the abuses within the church of those who hold this title, the word elder sounds like a title of weakness. However, being an elder signifies that the person has a great, lo... [see more]

Saturday, September 21, 2013
True love is obedience to God (v. 6). Following on from yesterday's message, John's second letter expounds that the depth of our love relationship with God is how we love one another. Be relentless i... [see more]

Friday, September 20, 2013
Fellowship with others center on God. Powerful set of verses. Everyone who loves God loves one another (v. 1). We love one another by loving God, which is to obey His commands. This in turn means we ... [see more]

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Difficult bosses, colleagues, people. We have the Spirit of Christ and we belong to God. So just let it go: their incessant arguing, bullying, manipulation, and the ways they hurt you. We have alrea... [see more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
God can set our heart at rest Some of us may be going through storms in life wondering when we can ever be at rest. Our God promises rest. Don't let your hearts deceive you, for He is greater than ou... [see more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Keeping the fire. What's interesting in the verses above talks about three circumstances / positions / timelines of life. To God's children—all Christians—you are forgiven through Jesus Christ a... [see more]

Monday, September 16, 2013
True Fellowship of Believers. In the church, fellowship is encouraged, and in fact, we even have cell groups in the church that are designed for recurring gatherings. Many of us may feel that gatheri... [see more]

Friday, September 13, 2013
His promise—the source of our joy in every circumstance. His promise enables us to share in his divine nature and escape from the fallacies (the struggles, the pain, and the hurts) of this world. ... [see more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
May this be how God transforms our hearts. Instead of seeking our own pursuits, may our goals be in line with what God has in store for us—the best for our lives! In the best path, we will certain... [see more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Peter expounds about our being toward one another in this chapter. To wives, to husbands, to believers, and even to those who persecute you. Despite how others may be toward us, we will keep our eyes... [see more]

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Power of Prayer. Prayer has the ability to heal you—emotionally, physically, and even in your circumstances. Don't ever give up on your prayers, both for yourself and for others. It is through pray... [see more]

Friday, September 6, 2013
It's about the heart. Book of James is full of practical experiences of life. This chapter in particular talks about fights, jealousy, judging others, and even pride/self-confidence. All that—he d... [see more]

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Peace in our hearts When life gets hectic, we can easily stray from God and be left with a hurried, rushed heart. Check the fruits that these verses tell us, and see if Satan is leading you away .... ... [see more]

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The law says do this, do that, don't do this, don't do that. That is not the law Christians live by. We live under grace. As we have been forgiven, we can freely forgive others. As our wrongs have be... [see more]

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Trust in the Lord. He will guide you to the best path for your life! Living in the world where we are told we need morel: better fitness, better education, better job, or more money, it is easy to ge... [see more]

Sunday, September 1, 2013
This chapter is full of gems. God loves us as His children, so be grateful to be called His, even through our times of discipline. Do not fail to listen in those times. Verses 14-15 tells us about co... [see more]

Saturday, August 31, 2013
And now, here is the famous chapter on faith. Verse 1. Simplifying the word faith, it means to trust. Utmost, in all our circumstances, are we able to trust God that He would protect us, guide us, le... [see more]

Friday, August 30, 2013
Verses 2-3. Some of us may be thinking about the mistakes we made this week, perhaps even yesterday, and we may continue to mull over these things. With all the self-help materials out there, and how ... [see more]

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Direct access to God. That's what we have as a result of what Jesus has done. And, we don't have to worry about if we sacrificed enough, missed any sins for which we need to atone. We can rest knowin... [see more]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Whatever walk you may be going through in life, we can be certain of the real-that-we-will-see that is in heaven. We live in an imperfect world where there are many faults (see verse 7), and we will ... [see more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
These two verses expound on a very important topic—what our roles are as congregants and what the roles of the pastors are. Abraham came back from his professional duties—to us, this may be our ... [see more]

Monday, August 26, 2013
As we live in obedience to the Lord, we may find ourselves in a greater mess. These are times when we question, have I been obedient? Is the Lord truly with me? Is He really there? should I stop and t... [see more]

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Praise God for your suffering. When we suffer, we may get frustrated toward God and complain that He is not good. Well, He certainly is good, and good toward you. He loves you and wants you to go the... [see more]

Saturday, August 24, 2013
It’s amazing how many people believe they are Christians because they attend church. When they are asked what they believe, they do not know and cannot explain it. In this age, the writer of Hebrew... [see more]

Friday, August 23, 2013
We read the story of Moses and wonder why these Israel people were so stubborn—when all they had to do was follow God! They were so close to making it to the promised land, and all of them, except t... [see more]

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Jesus came to be like us. It was so that He may know the sufferings we go through and lead us by experience of human living. That means, as we go through difficulties in our lives, we can trust that ... [see more]

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Hebrews flows like a beautiful sermon. It tells the greatness of Jesus and the vast importance of what He has done. Because of what He has done, we can now rest. Today, I am drawn to verse 12. “Bu... [see more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Verse 2. “To the church that meets in your house.” Paul and Timothy writes this letter to the church that meets in a house. Doesn't a church need a well-known name where we can post online, with... [see more]

Monday, August 19, 2013
When I was in high school, I met Jesus and had such great zeal for the Lord as result. I wrote a letter to several churches in the area to encourage the pastors to keep going. (Funny when I think abou... [see more]

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Beautiful words. 1. Turn away (Repent) 2. Live (Demonstrate God through our lives) 3. Look forward with hope 4. Do good May our lives represent the goodness of our God.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
In another letter from Paul, similar to his letter to Timothy, he lays out that we are to “live” lives worthy of being a Christian and talks about the position of Christian leaders. As Christians... [see more]

Friday, August 16, 2013
God has given each of us a unique mission, a ministry, for our lives. Some of us are currently business owners, students, or employees; while at the same time, we are fathers, children, friends, lover... [see more]

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Many good messages here Verses 2-5. When I was in high school, I remember a Jehovah's Witnesses coming to my door and showing me this passage. They asked me if I felt this verse speaks truthfully abo... [see more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We are all made unique and have unique destinies. Verse 21 tells us to keep ourselves pure. That's what we are called to be in order to fulfill our ultimate destiny, which is the best path for our li... [see more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Paul writes to Timothy again to encourage him. The church has basically beaten him up emotionally. Timothy may be feeling as if no one is following, no one cares, and people are criticizing him. Chri... [see more]

Monday, August 12, 2013
Money is important, so are jobs or businesses we own. With them, we can advance the kingdom of God too! However, consider the loss if that ever becomes our priority even before God. A gentle reminder,... [see more]

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Doing good in secret. Would you do it if no one notices the benefits you give to others? No one will notice. No one will care. Perhaps the only person you helped may realize it, but s/he may accept i... [see more]

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. If you look at the society today, note that it is pulling us toward many different directions. It says we need to be fit and beautiful, eat heal... [see more]

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Today's passage is regarding church leadership. Many people seek titles and positions, but true servants are those that are able to function without them. Such people would put in the time and efforts... [see more]

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Pray for all. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them, pray also for kings and those in authority Rest of the chapter is regarding worship: 1. It is about God, not ... [see more]

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Here starts the letter of Paul to a young Christian leader named Timothy. You will see that just like any of us who want to live for the Lord, Timothy felt much pressure from his culture, his peers, a... [see more]

Monday, August 5, 2013
Verse 5. Following the story, Thessalonians have been going through much suffering and persecution. End result of all sufferings, difficulties, and struggles for the faithful is the full understanding... [see more]

Sunday, August 4, 2013
If you have been following the message of the letters to Thessalonica, it is about suffering for the Lord, and Paul has been encouraging them to stand strong. Us too—let us remain strong in our fait... [see more]

Saturday, August 3, 2013
When going through difficult stages of our lives, just as the Thessalonians were going through, know that He will provide for you just as He did for them. Paul encouraged them to remain in God in unwa... [see more]

Friday, August 2, 2013
Verse 6 says to be clearheaded. How? This is certainly not by being overworked and only by being solely focused on the details of the work at hand. This relates to the story where Martha is cleaning ... [see more]

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Let us: - Be pleasing to God (v. 1) - Live in holiness and honor (v. 4) - Love one another (v. 9) - Live a quiet life (and not be a cumberance to others) (v. 11) - Work with your hands (be dilige... [see more]

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Remaining strong, in midst of struggles, busyness, or even complacency. Any of the above can cause us to fall into temptation. In midst of such things, let us remain in the Lord in trust, in dependen... [see more]

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Today, as I am reading, I was thinking about some teaching points I can share here. The Spirit reminds me that I need the Word too, so I am just soaking it in. You too—as you read, ask the Lord to ... [see more]

Monday, July 29, 2013
It is interesting how passages relate to our conversations during our weekend gatherings. Regarding evangelism: 1. “the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance” (listeners agree the message is true a... [see more]

Sunday, July 28, 2013
Keyword here is “among.” Many of us feel we ought to look “holy” in the church and in front of other church members. This will ensure that others will consider you as a good Christian, at lea... [see more]

Friday, July 26, 2013
Today's passage is a lead in to how we can be less legalistic, since being so does not help with conquering a person's evil desires (verse 23). We can wait expectantly for tomorrow's verses! For today... [see more]

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Paul calls us to remain true—to not be fake and not seeking to be acceptable by others, that is, to be a people-pleaser, one who is not truly him/herself. The rest of the passage is about Paul's ex... [see more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Verse 1. Whether we go through hardships, difficulties—even as we follow the will of the Lord—rejoice. This is hard, especially when we feel overwhelmed with life. Let us learn to let go and trust... [see more]

Monday, July 22, 2013
Paradox of leadership. A leader is someone who has a solid vision and does not waiver in it. In that sense, all Christians are to be leaders—that in the face of danger, persecution, or even temptat... [see more]

Monday, July 22, 2013
May our lives demonstrate the fruit of our dependence and trust in Jesus. Let us be obedient and follow as He guides us.

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Verse 2. Grace and peace is used in a greeting. It shows how much each of us need it. Grace means to be forgiven even though we are undeserving. Peace. We would think there is lack of peace only due... [see more]

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Verses 6-7. In all things, let us seek the will of the Lord and carry them forward with all our hearts. Many times, we have fears of chartering the unknown—whether unknown experiences, unknown confr... [see more]

Friday, July 19, 2013
Verse 1. A calling to be Christ-like. Verse 11. Here's a struggle as we have seen in Matthew 7 to not judge others, but here, it says to expose them. There is a misunderstanding of the concept of j... [see more]

Thursday, July 18, 2013
The way we live our lives matter. Some churchgoers focus on “serving the Lord”—in which, they define that they must be active in the church, handling “many” tasks / organizations / ministri... [see more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Verses 10-11. We are part of God's plan to show the world who God is. We can do that because of what Jesus has done. Jesus takes away our sins and allows us to commune with God, thereby transforming o... [see more]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Verse 10. God has a specific path for each of our lives—to do what is good. The word good may sound bland to us since there may be better words such as “great,” “awesome,” “excellent,” o... [see more]

Monday, July 15, 2013
How often we forget. As we go through the struggles of the day, frustrations, and anger, we forget about how great our God is. In our life's difficult circumstances, we miss that our God is able, th... [see more]

Saturday, June 29, 2013
For men, I think we all know how we get attracted by beauty. That has been the downfall of King Solomon acquiring many wives and concubines, each of them having their own thoughts that the King may wa... [see more]

Friday, June 28, 2013
Verses 1-2. When we get depressed or lose self-confidence, this is how our prayers go. It definitely depends on the circumstances; yet, as even seen in this chapter—though we recognize our being low... [see more]

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Verse 1. Sometimes, we may need to forgive others, and we may even get angry at God—but often, we need to check our hearts. Is God telling you something, and are you unable to heed because of your s... [see more]

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
For peace in life, we need to lose our greed—whether for money, for power, stature Rather, let God raise you up as He deems appropriate. Accept where you are, and trust that God will guide your path... [see more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Verse 2. This proverb is counter-intuitive to our modern culture. Our world rather praises people who know their own strengths and can speak about it. Consider the ravenous world of business where peo... [see more]

Monday, June 24, 2013
There may be times when we may feel we are good enough. As if we know exactly what we are doing! But this passage tells us to be careful. Don't ever rely on yourself, but rather trust in God! Don't e... [see more]

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Today's passage speaks of many things, and it is in line with the recurring theme in Proverbs—be diligent, be capable, and be trustworthy. Verse 2. Be diligent in seeking the Lord and receive joy a... [see more]

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lot of good verses in today's reading: Verse 12. God sees our hearts. Live as He guides you, don't grow into selfishness. Verse 17-18. Many times, we want revenge on our enemies, those who hurt and ... [see more]

Friday, June 21, 2013
Verses 1-2. Practical advice for me. I just tend to eat! Honestly, I think this has been one of my vices when I am with others. Sometimes, I suppose I can attribute to not knowing what to say, but I d... [see more]

Thursday, June 20, 2013
One of the concepts that stand out from today's reading is regarding our influence. In order to be a person of influence, we ought to seek good (humility and fear of the Lord), and become competent. T... [see more]

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In today's passage, I feel led to write on two topics: 1. Importance and benefits of planning, and 2. proper heart of a king—all of us! 1. Planning (v. 5, 17, 20, 31) Planning is important—As ... [see more]

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Verse 7. Let us be truthful in what we do. Be fair in our dealings with people. Verse 24. This verse is for those of us who have difficulty taking certain actions when God calls. Let's suppose God a... [see more]

Monday, June 17, 2013
There two verses stood out in my reading today, and they are regarding planning and taking action. We may have the willpower (enthusiasm), but if we just act on it without counsel or careful planning... [see more]

Sunday, June 16, 2013
This passage is for people who are unteachable, those who are not open to learning, realizing their mistakes, and/or believing that there are better ways of doing things. This may be for all of us. S... [see more]

Saturday, June 15, 2013
As long as we cannot forgive a neighbor (anyone!), we cannot be at peace, with ourselves, and especially with our God. Forgiveness is another discipline, something we may not want to do—but truly, w... [see more]

Friday, June 14, 2013
This chapter talks much about planning. This is something the leadership of our ministry will do tomorrow at our Leadership meeting. May the Lord guide us—He will certainly guide our steps as we see... [see more]

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Verse 22 points to a need for people who are devoted to the Lord leading the church—the need for leadership. Verses 32-33 points again to discipline—something that is very hard. It is to let our ... [see more]

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This chapter talks about how the wise have knowledge. The reason why we study Scriptures is so that we may know what pleases God, how He intends for us to live for our best, and how to walk with Him a... [see more]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Lot of good verses. Verse 4, it says lazy people “want” much. If we have a lot of wants, maybe we just aren't diligent enough? Here, working hard is correlated with our walking with the Lord. As w... [see more]

Monday, June 10, 2013
Discipline is so hard! When someone tells me I'm doing something wrong, it feels offensive and I may end up taking it personally, maybe even get upset or angry. But the truth… this is how we learn.... [see more]

Saturday, June 8, 2013
When we are godly (wise, dependent on God, fully trusting in Him), our hopes result in joy and happiness. Those who do things apart from God gain nothing. We, who are walking with God, don't need to ... [see more]

Friday, June 7, 2013
This passage speaks of a character called Wisdom (1-12) and Folly (13-18), representing God and Satan. We, as people to whom has been given free will, are welcome to follow any path we desire. Folly s... [see more]

Thursday, June 6, 2013
In a world where there is so much going on—endless pursuits and much uncertainty—we wonder if we are heading the right way, doing the right and important things. In that midst, as Christians, we a... [see more]

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Scriptures relates adultery and going after prostitutes—as turning away from God. It says Jesus is the groom, we, the Church, are the bride. In this marriage relationship, when we turn to idols, it... [see more]

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This chapter starts out talking about keeping one's word and not being lazy. For those who have tasted the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, we are compelled to now live to benefit others (“to one anot... [see more]

Monday, June 3, 2013
This is a difficult chapter—because we fall into sins of the moment. Even though for most of our days, we stay away from sin—it is generally in our weakest moments (times when we feel lonely, nee... [see more]

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Today, I was corrected by God as in v. 1-2, and I desire to follow through. And though it hurts to an extent, it is the path to my healing (v. 22). God desires me to have my heart protected and not sw... [see more]

Saturday, June 1, 2013
First, the Lord is my security (25-26), and I don't need to worry about life. He will protect me from disastrous failures, and so, anything I may see as difficulty, He is simply training me for the be... [see more]

Friday, May 31, 2013
God, it is because we treasure your Word that we have started this reading together. We desire your wisdom and guidance in our lives—in our workplaces, in our families, in the Church, and in our rel... [see more]

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sang's prayer for the group: Holy God, so we have begun a group reading and reflection of your Word. First thing that begins here is about your desire to give us wisdom, that we would turn to you to l... [see more]

Saturday, May 28, 2011
When we listen to the voice of God, sometimes the answer may be counter-intuitive, but recognize that God is able to provide more than we give up (v. 9).

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Nathaniel may seem like a proud person, or perhaps he only experienced not-so-good from people who have come from Nazareth. But Jesus happens to come from there. It shows that God uses the humble and... [see more]

Saturday, February 12, 2011
People who claim we need to live righteous lives—in the eyes of the people—are people who believe the law. They may be people who are proud of their heritage, education, experiences, careers, and ... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Those who fear God asks for nothing and takes care of others when they are already heavily burdened (v. 18). As people called to the marketplace, we can cover for others while we take care of others (... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
When in position of humiliation, don't retaliate and accept

Saturday, February 5, 2011
A leader is held in different category than a member of the community. As leaders who God established to be His ambassadors, let us remain faithful and different than the world.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Those that don't seem to count are most highly regarded by God

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Just because you're skilled doesn't necessarily mean you should be doing that particular work for the Lord. A skilled caretaker that is not even a Levite should not be doing Kohathites' work. Don’t... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
God's view on retirement. During our prime years, let us work hard and give our best in all we do as if to the Lord. Afterwards, let us help younger people to grow in their God-given paths and callin... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
When going after God's goals—in this particular passage, to the promised land—we can pray to God to remove blockages, and He hears us an acts on our behalf. Note that here, Israelites were being c... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
When going toward God's goals, no one can curse it, because it is blessed

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Cozbi, in her heart, felt her sexual trade was a right thing—a ritual that pleased the gods. I wonder if men established such “religion” to allure women to perform sexual favors. Then, people li... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
God is readying me. When things do not seem to be working out and when we feel as if we are not being fruitful, consider Simon Peter who wanted to go all out and even die for Jesus. Yet, it was not h... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
We can enjoy whatever we want, but when we have the best of something, enjoy it in the presence of the Lord. Sanctify it as God's, and don't neglect God's anointed people. Note that it also requires ... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Tithing - it is not a requirement to GIVE 10% to the church, but rather to enjoy in the presence of and to commit to the Lord 10% of what we earn. We can, as our hearts dictate, give 10% to the poor, ... [see more]

Saturday, February 5, 2011
When sending away the poor, don't let him go away to be needy again. Equip him “liberally” so that he can stand on his own and show mercy to those in his similar situations

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Interesting, God already provides guidance for kings even though He doesn't desire them—He knew the hearts of men. Also, kings must be disciplined to stay away from desires of money and women; they... [see more]

Friday, February 19, 2010
Complete Forgiveness. How many of you feel like a failure? as if you don't measure up? Some of you may be struggling with your failures before God—how you've failed Him so many times that you feel... [see more]

Friday, January 29, 2010
Jesus is not after the crowd, but the few. If Jesus was leading a church as a pastor, there would not be a lot of people—because only a few people would remain. I bet He would attract the crowds, b... [see more]

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Let's try rephrasing these verses in our modern day terms. “You diligently go to church because by attending, you feel you are spiritual, completing the righteous duty of a believer, meeting God's c... [see more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Business Relationships with God. Do you ever find yourself trying to make deals with God? In our business-minded society, we learn that this is normal to try to negotiate what seems best to us. Even... [see more]

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Things Only God Can Do. John 1 sets the stage for the ministries of Jesus. Before Jesus began, there was a man named John, who is better known as “John the Baptist.” He knew he had a God-given mi... [see more]

Sunday, November 9, 2003
Forgetfulness. I recall in the movie Sphere, the three protagonists realized they were manifesting their feared thoughts—and the way they can get out of it is through something humans are able to d... [see more]