The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Proverbs 20:4 The world loves a “go-getter.” In fact, the world rewards the one who gets out early, puts his nose to the grindstone, and makes things happen. Men like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and countless others, who started out with little more than a drea
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? Job 31:1 Without a doubt, the biggest mistake of King David’s life came when he innocently stepped out onto his rooftop terrace. Glancing over the city below, his eyes inadvertently fell upon a scantily clad woman named Bathsheba. There would be no account of a mistake or heartache in the life of David if he hadn’t made the decision to affix his gaze. What started as an accidental look turned into
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost... Matthew 28:19 I heard a pastor tell a story of when he used to coach a girls’ basketball team. As one of the games progressed, he looked over to one of the girls who had been seated on the bench for quite some time and asked her if she wanted to go in. Her answer surprised him. She looked at him and said,
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:6 When I don’t hunger and thirst after righteousness, I need revival. Many of us enjoy eating – some more obviously than others. I think that even if we did not have to eat to stay alive, we would do it just because we enjoy the taste of most food and the
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Matthew 2:1 The wise men – though they have no faces or names, are probably the most recognized men in the story of Jesus. They were highly esteemed men who came, most likely, from Persia or Arabia. Though they bore three distinct gifts, there is no mention actually of how many of these men there were. They knew the Scriptures w
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 6:30 If you have ever played basketball, then you probably have prayed at some point
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 I have two boys and a girl, who as of this writing, are all still pretty young. Not once has any of them come to me and asked, “Daddy, where are we going to get the money to pay the next house payment?” They have never asked me if we were going to have the money to put gas in the car to go
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:24 Dribbling a basketball is pretty easy, isn’t it? I mean, that is exactly what a basketball is designed for – bouncing. I have seen some people who were very adep
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27 Frank Abagnale became a successful and wealthy businessman at a very young age. However, he did it all illegally. He forged passports and photo identifications, signed and cashed bogus che
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 I like football. I like watching it, and I like playing it. I wish I could have played on a team growing up. It is entertaining because it is like watching a modern version of ancient warfare as the sides duke it out face-to-face in an attempt to out-maneuver each other. I
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Matthew 9:37 (Though this may be helpful for anyone, it may be particularly so for young people.) Have you ever had someone call your house or your cell phone over and over until you finally got sick of them calling? It may even be someone you don’t mind talking to, but when