Archive for 'Honesty'

Integrity vs. Ingenuity

Luke 16:9-15 Phil 4:10-19 / Psa 112 The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones. (Luke 16: 10) We may forfeit talent or wisdom, Or lose possessions, power or health; But if it makes us lose God’s kingdom, The worst tragedy of all is wealth. Jesus said, “I […]

The Reward of Honesty

Luke 16: 1-8 Phil 3: 17—4:1 / Psa 122 For the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. (Luke 16:8) No treasure in life can be prized More than the call of God’s steward, Whose steadfast faith in Jesus Christ Ensures he’ll reap […]

The Lot of ‘Pharisees and Scribes’

Luke 11: 42-46 Rom 2:1-11 / Ps 62 Woe to you! For you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it. (Luke 11:44) What laws on earth could guarantee Our passage to eternity? Man-made laws have been man’s burden, Roadblocks on his way to heaven. The Lord addressed […]

Hypocrisy

Matthew 23:13-22 1 Thes 1:2-5,8-10 / Ps 149 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! (Matthew 23:13) No oaths can hide lies and deceits, When one swears like the Pharisees; The remedy by hypocrites Makes the cure worse than the disease. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You lock the kingdom of […]

Taking Oaths

Matthew 5: 33-37 2 Cor 5:14-21 / Ps 103 I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34-35) Lord, don’t let my mouth be debased […]

Truth, Justice and Lawyers

Luke 11: 42-46 Gal 5: 18-25 / Ps 1: 1-4 and 6 Woe also to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not lift a finger to ease them. (Luke 11: 46) No seats of honor in high places Nor man-made laws can guarantee That they can […]