Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
This is part of Moses’s speech to Israel as they are about to pass into the land of Jordan after wandering in the wilderness for forty years.
Moses and God are reminding the Israelites and us of the importance of humility. Continue reading
I thought I would make one more point about the verses of 1 Timothy 6:6-10.
I’ve written about verse 10 and how much is has been misquoted, how most people drop the important word of the verse when making reference to it. I’ve written how they omit the word LOVE, condemning an inanimate object and not the true source of sin and evil.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
And I’ve written about verses 6 through 8 where St. Paul confirms the writings of King Solomon.
King Solomon writes:
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.”
St. Paul agrees when he writes:
“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”
But what St. Paul writes after that is the point I wanted to write about today. Continue reading
It appears that protesting has become a career choice in this country so I thought I would rerun this one from late last year.
This is a follow up post to all you millennials who decided to throw a tantrum over not getting your way in this year’s election.
Here is another tidbit of information you may learn someday after you leave your “safe space” and experience the harsh realities of earning a living.
Protests don’t work!
Plain and simple they accomplish nothing other than boosting media ratings, which increases advertising revenues, which makes more money for big business. Continue reading
I read this verse from the Bible and even though it was written thousands of years ago one place from today immediately came to mind.
Read it and see if you think the same as I do.
Isaiah Chapter 1 Verses 21 through 23: Continue reading
A big business as a customer is like a beautiful woman.
That’s what I first wrote when I was thinking about the subject for this post. The more I thought about it the more I realized I needed to clarify that statement so I changed it to this.
A big business customer is like a self absorbed beautiful woman.
That is especially true to a small business who is courting that big business customer.
Ladies you can substitute self absorbed handsome man if you like but since I’m a male I’ll write from my perspective.
So you’re a small business. You’re just trying to meet all the bills, keep everybody paid and put some money in your pocket.
You hope to one day have the kind of sales and income so you can cease your 12 to 18 hour work days and enjoy yourself, but for now you work hard at something you love.
And then there she is. Continue reading