Tag Archives: rewards

Letting Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand is Doing

One of the most misunderstood passages in the Bible is found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount when He discusses giving. Here is what He actually says: Matthew 6:1-4, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who […]

Are You Living Like a “Bucket” or a “Pipe”?

Are you living like a “bucket” or a “pipe”? This is a rather odd metaphorical question, is it not? Yet, it is only odd until you consider the purpose of a bucket and the purpose of a pipe. A bucket is designed to hold things (liquids, dirt, etc.). A pipe is designed to convey things […]

Taking Hold of Life Indeed

I Timothy 6:17-19, as plainly as any place in scripture, makes it abundantly clear what those who possess surplus, material prosperity are to do with their prosperity and why. Here, the Apostle Paul instructs young Timothy: Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in […]