“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?]
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
*** (Proverbs 22:7) The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant [Slave] to the lender.
*** (Psalms 37:21) The wicked borrows, and Never pays again; but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.
I have asked two things from You; do Not deny them before I die;
(Pro 30:8) remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; tear for me my portion of bread,
(Pro 30:9) lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is the LORD Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
“True Riches – 101”…Blog.
Do You call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus…? Are You His, Born Again Child…? Does His Holy Spirit dwell within You…? IF: these things are SO… THEN: “Are You as “SLAVE”… To “Financial DEBT”…? Please answer, “Yes or NO”…? There are those WHO say they are Christians and then LIVE: Like the Unbelievers! Can You liquidate all that You own and then Immediately PAY OFF… All the DEBT: you have Accrued…? IF Not… then just perhaps You need to examine yourselves and… what You truly believe! Do You have… “Credit Cards”… with Unpaid Balances…? Do You struggle to pay the… “Minimum Balance”… each month…? You then as a Christian… are SHAMING: Yourselves and Your Testimony: About the Christ Jesus… Whom You call: “Lord & Savior”…! Say it isn’t “SO”…? A “PARODY”: Unknown to You, a visitor comes to your Church and You are introduced to them. Then they say to You… “Why should I believe in your JESUS… when each month, You are ‘late & behind’: on your Credit Card Balance”…? [Psalms 37:21]
*** (Proverbs 28:19) He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he pursuing vanities [Debt] shall have Poverty enough.
*** (Proverbs 6:9-10-11) How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
(Pro 6:10) A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down;
(Pro 6:11) so shall your Poverty come as one who travels, and your need like an armed man.
*** (Proverbs 13:18) Poverty and Shame shall be to him who refuses instruction, but he who listens to correction shall be honored.
*** (Galatians 6:7-8) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For Whatever a man sows, that he also will reap.
(Gal 6:8) For he sowing to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh. But he sowing to the Spirit will reap life everlasting from the Spirit.
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
“How Much is ‘Enough?’ – 101” …Blog.
DEBT is only the result of “Unwise Spending”… based on Vanity! The Debt of the USA is Over 16,000,000,000 Trillion Dollars. The Cost for that Deb is… “1.4 Trillion”… each year, WITHOUT: “Re–Paying Anything on the Principle!” IF You say that You are truly His child… why then do You have: “DEBT”…? No, I am NOT speaking about DEBT: that Can be “Liquidated with your Assets!” I am speaking about… “Unsecured DEBT”…! “Credit Card Debt” to be “Specific!” There are ‘Four Reasons’ for “Unsecured DEBT”…! “Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eyes, The Pride of Life & Vanity”…! People purchasing Things, they do NOT need; with Monies they do Not Have; to Impress Others; who do NOT care anyway…! Surely that is NOT how God intended His children to Live…! That House, Vehicle, Vacation or Entertainment Toys… are Not for the Children of GOD…! If You do not have the Funds, “Why Purchase DEBT”…?
*** (Luke 16:8) The master praised the “Dishonest Manager” for being so clever. For worldly people are more clever; than enlightened people in dealing with their own generation.
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?
*** (Proverbs 19:1) Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is Perverse in his lips, and is a Fool.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are Reprobates?
*** (Luke 14:28-29-30) "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. He will first sit down and estimate the cost to see whether he has enough money to finish it, won't he?
(Luke 14:29) Otherwise, if he lays a foundation and can't finish the building, everyone who watches will begin to ridicule him
(Luke 14:30) and say, 'This person started a building but couldn't finish it.'
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling [overflow] of the Jordan?
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
Do You pray before making Financial Decisions…? Please answer, “Yes or NO”…? And NO, I am Not speaking about that ‘coffee & doughnut’. I am speaking about a… “Budget: based on Disposable Income”…! A Business without a Business Plan: is a Sign of No Business! Many ‘spend & spend’ outside of their Income: and then “Worry about the DEBT!” Does that sound like a “True Child or God”…? Living in Debt… Cripples your ability: to meet the needs of the Family! Living in Debt: Cripples your… “Holy Spirit Led – Giving!” [1Corinthians 16:2 & Ephesians 4:28 & 1Thessalonians 5:8] I am privy to some Information about Christian College grads who CANNOT & Will NOT: be accepted for “Missionary Service”… because of their DEBT…! Imagine that, because of your DEBT… You are unable to fulfill your ‘Calling’ as a missionary! You have chosen to serve “Manna” with DEBT… than to serve the “Living God”…?
*** (Deuteronomy 28:12) The LORD Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you Shall NOT Borrow. [Hebrews 11:36-40]
*** (Proverbs 22:3) A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. [Debt]
*** (Proverbs 27:12) A sensible one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. [Proverbs 26:12 & Proverbs 12:15]
*** (James 1:5-to-8) Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.
(Jas 1:6) But he must ask in faith, without any doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
(Jas 1:7) Such a person should “NOT” expect to receive anything from the Lord.
(Jas 1:8) He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he undertakes.
“Helping the ‘POOR’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
Suppose You find yourself in… “DEBT”…? And ‘Unable’, to see your way out of the trouble “You ‘Yourself’ Caused…? Are You too Ashamed to ask for Help…? I once attended a Church with an Outreach to the community. They fed 100+ homeless each weekend. Sometimes families would come to the Church asking for FUNDS to make ‘house & utility’ payments. The elder board set up a “Four Hour Counseling Program.” Those, who “Refused Instruction”… were simply turned away. Over the years, a few ‘singles & families’ recovered financially. Have You ever heard the expression, “Those who would Help Others: MUST Require something of Them!” Does God require something of US… as His Children? But of course! Remember with each command of the LORD: comes with His “Protection!” “Wise Decisions” based on His Holy Word… mean outcomes without Bondage: “Selling your Soul!” Here are two references, one Christian & one Secular with some Godly Financial information.
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to send peace, but a Sword.
(Matt 10:35) For I [Jesus] have come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
(Matt 10:36) And a man's foes shall be those of his own household.
(Matt 10:37) He who loves father or mother more than Me [Jesus] is NOT worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is NOT worthy of Me [Jesus].
(Matt 10:38) And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.
“Judas: ‘Family’ members – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the Unlearned and Unstable = Pervert, = as Also they do the rest of the = SCRIPTURES, = to their own destruction [Damnation].
*** (Ecclesiastes 4:13) A poor and a wise child is Better: than an old and foolish king, who will Not be warned any more.
*** (Ecclesiastes 5:10) He who loves silver [wealth] shall NOT be satisfied with silver, and he who loves abundance NOT with gain. This is also vanity.
Bottom LINE: Does You “Temporal ‘DEBT’: to Creditors”… own You…? If You Did NOT: live within your income, then the answer is “NO”…! If God cannot trust You; with temporal things, HOW is He supposed to TRUST YOU… with True Riches…? The Knowledge, Understanding & Application with those “True Riches”… found in His Holy Word…?
*** (Luke 16:11) So if You have NOT been faithful with unrighteous riches, who will trust you with True Wealth? [Psalms 119:97-to-104 & Psalms 19:7-to-14]
*** (Luke 16:12) And IF you have NOT been faithful with what belongs to OTHERS, who will give you what is your own? [Proverbs 13:18: Poverty & Shame]
*** (Proverbs 15:16) Better is Little: with the fear of the LORD: than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!