Genesis 30: 25-33 sheds light on the importance of communication and negotiation in business transactions, especially

Work, Success, and the Parable of the Talents

Recently I saw a bumper sticker that read,

He who dies with the most toys wins, but he is still dead.  

This must be a post-modern version of the late 1990’s original, which simply read, “He who dies with the most toys wins.”

Conversion Is God’s Work

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Conversion Is God’s Work So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.—1 Corinthians 3:7 It can be discouraging when you talk to people about Christ and no one listens to you. Maybe you’ve tried to share the gospel with family members, […]

Worship and Work

Monday, January 2, 2017 Worship and Work Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.—Luke 10:38 Imagine if you were to suddenly hear a bunch of cars outside. When you look out your window, you see a motorcade pulling up. […]

Completing the Work in You

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. . . . I cry to you, Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”—Psalm 142:3,5 Are you afraid of an uncertain future right now? Are you discouraged, feeling […]



After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland. 26 Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I’ve done for you.”

Relative pay

Laban said to him, “You shouldn’t have to work without pay, just because you are a relative of mine. What do you want me to give you?” Genesis 29:15 When you have a relative working for you, do you sometimes take advantage of them because they are your relative? Are you in the habit of […]


“Noah farmed the land and was the first to plant a vineyard.” – Genesis 9:20 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Our seventh verse of our financial stewardship refers again to Noah. Noah was the first man to plant a vineyard. This leads me to conclude that through Noah alcohol entered into mankind’s lives. Another thing that can cause […]

Cursed land

Lamech said, “I’ll name him Noah because he will give us comfort,[a] as we struggle hard to make a living on this land that the Lord has put under a curse.” – Genesis 5:29 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The sixth verse of our financial stewardship journey deals again with the struggles of mankind as we try to make a living […]