• False Balances and Just Weights Devotional

    Proverbs 11:1

    In a just economic system, the wealthy still pay more than those of lesser means in terms of the actual dollar amount. Yet, they do not pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than those who are not as wealthy as they are. Asking the government to stick its hands in another’s pockets for our benefit is no better than doing it ourselves. It might look lawful, but it is still theft in the eyes of God. View Resource

  • Earning an Honest Living Devotional

    Ephesians 4:28

    Scripture permits us to enjoy the material blessings that God provides, but it never tells us to hoard the fruits of our labor. Christians are to be the most generous of people, using their financial blessings to help those who are unable to satisfy their basic needs, especially impoverished believers. Such assistance, however, should not just be a handout but should be designed to help the poor learn to provide for themselves and for others as well. View Resource

  • Putting Off and Putting On Devotional

    Colossians 3:9-10

    Having been baptized into Christ we have put on Christ (Gal. 3:27), and a deceitful tongue has no place in those who belong to the Savior. All people should expect honesty from us, for we are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there was “no deceit in his mouth” (Isa. 53:9). Let us this day turn from our lies and begin to be truthful in all that we do in order that we might be witnesses of the One to whom we belong. View Resource

  • Lies and Their Consequences Devotional

    Deuteronomy 19:16-21

    The Lord, being the font of wisdom and truth, has given us fair principles for guiding His community. It is essential, therefore, for a healthy church to follow His law, showing grace to the repentant and applying discipline when professing believers harden their hearts. A healthy church is going to take all of God’s Word seriously, refusing to tolerate false witness and taking tangible steps when it attempts to flourish in the body. View Resource

  • The Ninth Commandment Devotional

    Exodus 20:16

    Slander and gossip pervade our culture, and thus it is very easy to break the ninth commandment without being aware that we are actually doing anything wrong. As those who have been called out of the darkness of sin into God’s holy light, we Christians must be those who are most careful about what we say, not gossiping or repeating slander, always zealous to speak the truth to others. View Resource

  • Being Trustworthy Devotional

    Hebrews 11:1-13

    Do you have a reputation for dependability? Or do others think of you as less than trustworthy? If the latter, how can you address this problem? Simply put: promise cautiously, deliver studiously. Do not say you “forgot” or make other excuses. Repent of this sin. Pray today that God would make you into a person on whom others can rely. View Resource

  • Unjust Gain Devotional

    Proverbs 10:16

    Examine your work habits. This can include not only your vocation, but your duties at home and at church. In what ways do you cheat those who are in authority over you? If you are in authority, are you fair and honest with those under you? Confess any way, no matter how small, you have been deceptive or dishonest in your work. View Resource