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Abundance #3—Sufficient Abundance

Do what you have purposed in your heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:7–8 The only way we can be … Continue reading

Abundance #2—Duty-free Abundance

Be gracious to me, O Eternal, for I cry to you all day long. Make your servant’s glad, for I lift up my soul to you O Lord. For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in extravagant kindness to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:3–5 When we relate to the … Continue reading

Abundance #1—Exceeding Abundance

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20–21 Because God is glorious, he is extravagantly kind. Because God is delighted with … Continue reading

Living Wisely #9—Praised for Wisdom

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares The Eternal “When I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch. He will reign as king and act wisely, doing justice and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 23:5 So often, Lord Jesus, I celebrate your mighty acts, but today exaltation of your wisdom fills my soul. In the … Continue reading

Living Wisely #8—Wisely Chosen

Go to the ant, O sluggard. Observe her ways and be wise. Notice that, having no chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in the summer, and gathers her provision in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6–8 For a regret-free future, take the initiative now. We live wisely when we see what needs to be done … Continue reading

Living Wisely #7—Wisely Ordered

Where bitter jealousy and selfish ambition exist in your heart, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. James 3:14–17 Foolishness produces chaos, which becomes a breeding ground for evil. Not the thoughtless foolishness we … Continue reading

Living Wisely #6—Wisely Done

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and burst against that house; but it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. Matthew 7:24–25 We … Continue reading

Living Wisely #5—Wisely Speaking

There is one who speaks rashly—like the thrusts of a sword. But the tongue of the wise brings healing. … A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse one crushes the spirit. Proverbs 12:18; 15:4 As kids we heard that “sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt … Continue reading

Living Wisely #4—Appreciative Wisdom

Since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened, I pray that the God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, will give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, so that you may understand better the hope of his calling, the riches of the glory of his … Continue reading

Living Wisely #3—Wisely Beneficial

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. Proverbs 17:2 This promise is very helpful for following Jesus’ instruction to be in the world but not of it. Christians are not part of the world’s “family,” because we have been born again … Continue reading