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Friday, September 19, 2014

True Blessings

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading about  "blessings" listed in Deuteronomy 11.  I noticed how the Word contrasts to the notion of "blessings" preached by many ministers, especially on television. Often times on Christian television "blessings" are usually associated with sending in a specific amount of money as a "love offering", "sacrifice offering", etc.  Some ministers would even go as far as preaching in such a way that it would scare or excite viewers into sending in money.

However, in the Word of God, blessings are a result of obedience to God and his instructions not a result of giving money.  There is nothing wrong with a minister asking for an offering for a specific purpose.  We know that it takes money to help people in need.  However, twisting scripture in order to manipulate people into giving is wrong.  True Blessings are a result of walking blameless before God.

Scripture of the Day 9-19-14

"Do not hate your brother in your heart.  Love your neighbor as yourself".  Lev. 19:18

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's hump day!

Is it just me, or is time moving faster lately.  It's Wednesday, we are half way through the week, hang in there!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matt. 7:7