In The Bank

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you! (Proverbs 19:17) Read: 1 Chronicles 26:12 – 27:34, Romans 4:13 – 5:5, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17 Relate: Do you ever use Urban Dictionary? Have you ever even heard of it? Basically, it’s a more laid back wikipedia. It is a type dictionary where people volunteer…

How Much Does It Cost?

But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” (1 Chronicles 21:24) Read: 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12 Relate: Right now I have twenty…

Luke 21:3-4 (Everything)

 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” (Luke 21:3-4) Read: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23 Relate: Most of the time I love…

Exodus 34:20 (Empty Hands)

No one is to appear before me empty-handed. (Exodus 34:20) Read: Exodus 34:1 – 35:9, Matthew 27:15-31, Psalm 33:12-22, Proverbs 9:1-6 Relate: From what I have read, the Japanese concept of gift giving, “chugen” (chu-gane), is a very important aspect of their culture. Phil Van Auken of Baylor University describes it as “giving until it hurts”. The gift…