Scripture of the Day

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ISV
Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share. 19 By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves that is a good foundation for the future, so that they can keep their hold on the life that is real.

72 Responses to “Scripture of the Day”

  1. 1 Scripture Zealot

    Very nice graphic design.

  2. 2 Jonathan Sharman

    Thanks Jeff, loving your site too.

    Yeah that’s one way I seem to hear from God.
    Sometimes I have dreams about things, Sometimes it’s the way events play out, the words that come into my mouth, the things that other people say, and the way that they say it, the thoughts I have that aren’t my own – of course it’s not only God through his holy spirit that tries to influence us this way; you’re right, often the devil will try to use these same avenues for his purposes, to confuse, distract, steal away.
    And it’s true, we need to get used to discerning between conscience/learned patterns and spirit. Between the flesh and the spirit, then between different kinds of spirits.
    I think once we get used to it, we can discern different spirits in many kinds of things. (I’m not talking about some creepy voodoo life-force theology – just that angels and demons can seem to try to influence things.)
    I’ve learned that sometimes things we struggle with aren’t simply because of our human ineptitude but are direct attacks from the devil to undermine our authority and power.
    Which, In Christ, as kings and priests, we are inherently entitled to.
    So often when I do have a strong peace in something (usually through praying about it and seeking God) it can end up being undermined by things like relationship problems between friends and family or struggling with attitudes and belief systems, which can cause you to question what you already came to believe or doubting what God has ‘told you’.
    But it does seem to be a constant battle between our flesh and our Spirit, as Paul talks about a lot in his letters.
    One we can never relax and be done with, unfortunately, making the words that proceed out of the mouth of God all the more necessary and dilectible. :))
    Of course, that’s just the way I see it 😀

  3. 3 denise

    i know i have been through alot of bad times being out of work .just bringing in grocey was hard. my house went into forcloser . now im sick with my kidneys i have no insurance . but i can say this i feel god with me . i had no money to give to nobody. i just kept praying . there was time a had 6 cent in my pocket . it did not matter. i felt joy i belived and i had the most faith than i have ever had. my house is out of forcloser i m eating, iam in a program to help my health, and i have dallor bill in my purse . he did all this because he loves me .

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    denise I’m so sorry to hear about all of your troubles and pain but SO glad to hear that God is using this to grow you closer to Him and that you’re seeking Him and taking refuge in God. Many people just give up. May God be ever present in your mind and continue to give you faith and joy in whatever circumstances He has you in.

  5. 5 christian

    Once again faithful Christians all trying to help, providing their expertise on what God wants for each other and end up having a religious argument.

    Hey, poor lady, why are you asking humans what to do anyways?

    Most of the time we are 90% wrong about everything.

    You should only be asking One.

  6. 6 Stan McCullars

    Balaam would be so proud.

  7. 7 marge zawalsh

    found thees reather older postings yet none the less as they r a teaching in the making.Jeff…my brother, as I do believe and trust you love the Lord Almighty the overall theme here is contentious debate that has an underlying spirt and effort of ”control”. i realize u are moderating this however consider this…just because you r the first to respond does not mean it is the best answer. some things …many things…are best left ”unsaid”. sit ,watch,listen …really listen.Disernment is a GIFT to be used in proper sync with the investment on non other than …”time” so take time….to answer. survey not the words yet the heartcy underneath the words …FOR THAT IS REALLY WHAT IS BEING SPOKEN AND OR NEEDING THE RESPONSE IN EFFORT FOR HEALING. DO NOT BE QUICK TO RUSH TO JUDGEMENT BUT PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER YOUR RESPONSE. Your final question is this …AM I TO HARSH??? You do not want the truth to that question you just are baiting for the next responsedant reply. I also like…opps ”love” debate and banter yet today i have learned sitiing back listening is oddly more enriching…whom knew??? also thought it was hysterical that ”RICH” sent a message to send the woman money and yet you and all kept talking yet did not talk futher to that end. WHAT IF WE FOUND OUT THAT ”rich” WAS the lord GOD posting and the solution was to help our sisiter with one or two dallars????I KNOW WE ALL….have that. but yet we just kept talking. notice it was RICH’S only reply. DO WE REALLY HEAR GOD OR ARE WE JUST TAKING AND DEBATING ABOUT HIM…..I WILL SEEK TO SERVE HIM about gettin that address ok???? truely do love you my brother Jeff.looking foward to working togather puttings our money where are mouths are hahhha have a great day.

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    I’m just going to sit and listen.

  9. 9 Stan McCullars

    God is on WordPress?

    Has anyone posted that to Twitter?

  10. 10 jt

    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
    2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
    3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me;  your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;  you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  11. 11 Kamerin

    Stumbling upon this discussion years later, has been absolutely disheartening. I’ve been thinking about it for an hour and a half with a knot in my stomach.

    Malachi 3:10-12 God’s Word does speak of His provision for all of us

    This conversation is so disheartening..What was the focus anyway?

    It most certainly wasn’t on God.. nor Ramona.. It was on Jeff. How disheartening

  12. 12 Kamerin

    Yehoshua ha Mashiach is Lord and King. He is God! Only the Lord can boast in His wisdom!

  13. 13 Scripture Zealot

    Kamerin, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing regarding me. I didn’t like how this ended up at all either. So much misinterpretation and misuse of Scripture. I’m not happy about having a thread on my blog that looks like a bunch of Job’s friends piling on that poor woman. My regular blogging friends would never do that but many other people found this through Google.

  14. 14 Jeanette

    The Bible saysL “Give and it shall be given unto you”. You cannot get if you don’t give!

    I believe in tithing.

  15. 15 Scripture Zealot

    Jeanette, why did you write that comment? Does anyone here not believe in giving? (I don’t call it tithing which is an Old Testament term. In the New Testament it’s called giving alms, which is a rather antiquated term.)

  16. 16 Stan McCullars

    It appears you have completely missed it if you think the focus…was on Jeff. It wasn’t. Not on this post. Not on any of Jeff’s posts.

    Why must you hide in the shadows?

  17. 17 Jeanette

    Good Morning Jeff: Yes, I am sure you all believe in giving! These are very rough times for all of us. I was just making a statement. God said H”e will never leave us or forsake us.” Like the women who gave her last drop of oil, when she did, God blessed her abundantly!

  18. 18 Penny

    This is my commandment, that you love one another

  19. 19 jackline

    members giving God comes from ones heart ,you are not supposed to force some one to give in its like you are trying to condemn others yet its a sin

  20. 20 Scripture Zealot

    I’m not sure what that means but thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  21. 21 Shelly

    I know these post are old, but I just stumbled upon them. First I would like to say, there is no place in Gods family for negativity. Second tithing isn’t about what we can get it is about a command that our God gave to us. He commands us to tithe, so therefore we do, or should do. If you disgree study it for yourselves, not forgetting to look at other words besides just the word tithe, such as first fruits and storehouses. Third the word says “I never saw the righteous forsaken, nor a seed begging bread”. Ps 37:25. God has always and will always take care of his own. Not forgetting that at times we suffer for wrong choices or for the refining and perfecting of our minds and souls, or for righteousness sake. Because Jesus suffered we must at times also suffer. It is all in the scripture, I have read it myself. I’m not going by any teaching that man has given me, just by the Word of God. Be blessed!

  22. 22 Anthony Rivera Sr

    Its funny. I read through most of the comments and the one that made the most sense was RICH’s comment. Why dont we all send her some money. lol. I am a Christian and its getting so sad to see that most of my brothers and sisters in Christ act more Pharisitical than Christian. Yeah, you can quote scripture and that is beautiful and necessary but most of the time, if not all of the time, “LOVE” should be enacted. “Love your neighbor as yourselves”. What do you want when your in that situation. You want to hear scripture or do you want needs met. I want both actually. I want scripture to make sense and be applicable. God has placed us here for each other. I tithe, I encourage, i recieve, and I give. I work hard on the common sense of my faith. Blessings to all.

  23. 23 Scripture Zealot

    I may have written this before, but there are a lot of Job-like “friends” out there. I wish everyone would read and understand that book.

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