December 30, 2020
They Brought Him Presents
1 Kings 10:23-27 (KJV) So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom. And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year. And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had ... Continue Reading →
December 29, 2020
Brought Him No Presents
1 Samuel 10:26-27 (KJV) And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched. But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.
The children of Belial received no gifts. Indeed you are familiar with the phrase “the children of Belial…” used here and throughout the canon of ... Continue Reading →
December 28, 2020
Unique Gifts For Baby Jesus
Matthew 2:11 (KJV) And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Sometime after the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s Word is not specific about the timing; men came Eastward bearing gifts. Indeed, you know that these were not just any men; God calls ... Continue Reading →
December 27, 2020
It Is Not A Popularity Contest
Proverbs 19:6 (KJV) Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
I am sure when you think about generosity, a few people’s faces will come to the forefront of your mind. Lost and saved alike, many generous hearts are living and working in this world. However, the generosity spoken of by God is never intended to fuel a popularity contest. Or to set ... Continue Reading →
December 26, 2020
Matthew 5:40-42 (KJV) And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
So often, we want to box our service to God into a pleasant and manageable prospect. One that we can control and direct ... Continue Reading →
December 25, 2020
Philippians 4:17-19 (KJV) Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
That’s right; as these verses and many other scriptures clearly ... Continue Reading →
December 24, 2020
Casting Towards Others
Ecclesiastes 11:1 (KJV) Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
In this selfish world, it is easy to adopt an attitude of ‘me, myself, and I.” Having an egotistical viewpoint towards self and others is narcissism. It is living with a high opinion of self and a low or no opinion of God.
Selfish living is the opposite of how God desires sincere professing Christians choose to live. God desires that ... Continue Reading →
December 23, 2020
Give to The Poor
Proverbs 22:9 (KJV) He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Be a giver! God’s example to us throughout the canon of scripture is about giving to others. God gives humanity without merit. Then so should society give to others in need without difference for their lot or position in life? Not only does this scripture point to those who are poor in possessions and providence, ... Continue Reading →
December 21, 2020
Give Good Gifts
Matthew 7:11 (KJV) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
As this Christmas season draws near to its earthly climax, undoubtedly, many younger children can easily describe to you what would be a perfect gift for them. By now, they have poured over the advertisements, the television commercials, played with the toys ... Continue Reading →
December 20, 2020
Don’t Be a Taker
2 Corinthians 8:14-15 (KJV) But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
There is such a thing as spiritual equality. God is a God of fairness and justice. What ... Continue Reading →