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Archive for December 2019

Breaktime: Unwrapping the Almighty

Unwrapping the Almighty For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 We often think of Jesus being the gentle and sometimes even passive Savior. But what about calling Him the Mighty…

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Breaktime: Unwrapping Jesus

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16,17 God didn’t decide to fix the world by giving commands and demanding…

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Breaktime: Unwrapping Love

Unwrapping Love  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. I John 4:7,8 This gift of love God gives to those who receive will, in turn, be the love given…

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Breaktime: Unwrapping Forgiveness

Unwrapping Forgiveness Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  Colossians 3:13 Can you imagine sitting down and opening a present to discover inside was a note and inside the note you see the words I forgive you. Then all of a sudden, tears fill your…

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Breaktime: Straight Paths

People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20 Money can’t buy understanding, and even though wealth may exude, it doesn’t mean there is wisdom. Knowledge is a gift that God gives to clarify what He is saying through His word. He brings enlightenment to those who want to…

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Breaktime: Influence

Heart Influencers for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them. Psalm 49:17 Again the Psalmist reminds us that the rich will not be taking their treasure with them. As a matter of fact, nothing will be taken with them or any of us. Keeping this perspective is…

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Breaktime: The New Life

The New Life But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. Psalm 49:15 Don’t you love the truth of God redeeming those who trust in Him? Jesus came to earth and completed the work of redemption for those who trust in Him. We have been saved…

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Breaktime: Trusting

Trusting This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. Psalm 49:13 The fate of the self-serving wealthy is the existence of this material world. Their gain here will not follow them when they leave here. The Psalmist makes it clear that all the money in…

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Breaktime: Investments

Wise Investments Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. Psalm 49:11 The foolish man builds his house upon the sand, which is a foundation other than the Lord. The Psalmist sees that the homes built here and the wealth accumulated for accolades will be their…

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Breaktime: Finding Value

Finding Value the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough— 9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay. Psalm 49:8,9 There is still not enough money to buy eternal life, and all the funds in the world cannot keep any of us alive. We can’t even buy enough medicine to…

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