• Solomon’s Accomplishments and Renown

    2 Chronicles 8:1–9:12

    Solomon’s reign shows us that God is not opposed to richly blessing His people. Although great riches and fame are not guaranteed to God’s people, neither are they inherently incompatible with faithful service to Him. The Lord often rewards His ...Read More

  • Stewarding Our Schedules

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  • Ruth Gleans in Boaz’s Field

    Ruth 2:1–18

    We are not to add to God’s law, but we know that the law is meant to be followed in its spirit, not just in its letter. Just as the commandment against adultery, for example, was to encourage people to ...Read More

  • The Anointing of Jesus

    John 12:1–8

    Scripture repeatedly calls us to help the impoverished. However, this is not all that we are called to do with our resources. It is appropriate to use our resources in other ways that honor Christ and His church, and it ...Read More

  • The Many Forms of Theft

    Deuteronomy 5:19

    If it was possible to rob God under the old covenant, how much worse is it to rob God under the new covenant when we enjoy greater clarity regarding our salvation? Let us not rob God by withholding our tithes, ...Read More

  • The Widow’s Sacrificial Contribution

    Mark 12:41–44

    In his commentary Mark, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes, “God is not so much concerned with what we give as how we give.” Above all, the Lord is looking at our hearts, and He esteems those who have hearts that ...Read More

  • Religious Men Who Prey on the Needy

    Mark 12:38–40

    None of us fully lives up to God’s standards, but we are not hypocrites for trying. We are hypocrites only when we pretend to be holier than we are, when we present ourselves as humble when in fact our hearts ...Read More

  • The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price

    Matthew 13:44–46

    All Christians are called to be willing to give up everything for Christ. There is no earthly treasure so valuable that it is worth having over the Savior. No relationship or possession is worth more than belonging to our Savior. ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Rich Fool

    Luke 12:13–21

    Scripture does not condemn wealth, which can be a great tool for the kingdom of God. Instead, it condemns those who serve their wealth, men and women who make it their god and do not thank the Lord for their ...Read More

  • The Treasure of God’s Word

    Psalm 119:61-68

    If we are wise, then we will treasure the Word greatly just as the author of Psalm 119 did. Wise people put the most value in those things that endure, and nothing is more enduring than the Word of God. ...Read More

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