Sinful Nature or Spirit?

Does your sinful nature or the Spirit control you? Paul taught: “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the […]


Control

“Who or what has ultimate control of your life, God or money?” Control is the extension of our will over another person or object. We attempt to control others, our own lives, or even God. That’s why in our pride we seek control from money. Jesus taught, “No one can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). […]


Discontentment

Are you resisting life’s bad pitches? Betting the farm on a risky business venture? A foolish relationship choice? Succumbing to a temptation in order to feel accepted? Contrasting a good eye with a bad eye, Jesus taught that seeking contentment apart from God led to discontentment (Matthew 6:22-23). Today, we use “good eye” to commend […]


How Much Is Enough?

How much is enough? Solomon, the wealthiest person on earth, reflected, “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Money will never satisfy. During a trip through Germany I discovered a proverbial hidden treasure. It was a Horch twelve-cylinder special roadster […]