Commands to Those Who Are Rich in This Present World

17Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19, NIV)

6:17 你要嘱咐那些今世富足的人,不要自高,也不要倚靠无定的钱财;只要倚靠那厚赐百物给我们
享受的神。6:18 又要嘱咐他们行善,在好事上富足,甘心施舍,乐意供给人,6:19 为自己积成美好的根基,预备将来,叫他们持定那真正的生命。 (提前 6:17-19)

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Keep Peace at the Workplace

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4a, KJV)

In the battles of the workplace, your peace is actually a weapon. The workplace creates many opportunities to rob us of our peace. Cash flow concerns, deadlines, relationships – all create stress on us. Your confidence in the God of peace declares that you are not falling for the lies of the devil. You see the first step toward having spiritual authority over the adversary is having peace in spite of our circumstances. When Jesus confronted the devil, he did not confront satan with His emotions or in fear. Knowing that the devil was a liar, He simply refused to be influenced by any voice other than God’s. His peace overwhelmed satan; His authority then shattered the lie, which sent demons fleeing.

There is a place of walking with God where you simply fear no evil. David faced a lion, a bear, and a giant. In this Psalm he stood in the “shadow of death” itself, yet he “feared no evil.” David’s trust was in the Lord. He said, “… for Thou art with me.” Because God is with you, every adversity you face will unfold in victory as you maintain your faith in God! David continued, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psalm 23:5a, NIV). The battle you are in will soon become a meal for you, an experience that will nourish and build you up spiritually. Only God’s peace will quell your fleshly reactions in battle. The source of God’s peace is God Himself. If fear has been knocking at your door, begin to face that fear with God’s peace. It is God’s secret weapon to destroy fear.

By Clarence Ku

Revelation Song Lyrics

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven’s Mercy Seat

(Chorus)

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You…!
Yeah!

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,
Yeah

(Chorus)

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore You!
Yeah!

Filled with wonder,
Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is Power
Breath, and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery
Yeah…

(Chorus)

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore You!

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come,
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I – will – adore YOU…

(Chorus)

Come up lift up His Name
To the King of Kings…
We will adore YOU Lord…
King of heaven and earth
King Jesus, King Jesus
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya! Majesty, awestruck Honor And Power and Strength and Dominion To You Lord, To the King, to King To the King of Glory

(By Gateway Worship)

Self-Promotion or God’s Promotion

In Psalm 75:6-7 (NIV), it says “No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.”

Before David became the 3rd King of Israel, he was put in the house of King Saul to serve him. David was successful in many ways. “In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him” (1 Samuel 18:14, NIV). King Saul became very jealous of David’s success and popularity, but he couldn’t give away his power. Instead, he tried to kill David. David had to flee from Saul’s persecution. Though David had chances to rise against Saul, David patiently waited for God to deliver him. Eventually, Saul was killed in the battle and lost his kingdom. So David became his successor.

Today’s business world is full of competition. You might be in a situation that someone treated you unjustly as Saul treated David. As children of God, we need to constantly remind us of God’s promise—“He brings one down, he exalts another” (Psalm 75:7, NIV). Behave wisely! Wait patiently for God’s deliverance, vindication and restoration. Believe true promotion comes from the Lord! Remember to “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10, NIV).

By May Xie

Some Quotes About Ruth and Billy Graham

Ruth reflecting on their life together: “I didn’t know when I married Bill all that lay ahead; I wouldn’t have had the nerve to marry him. No, I had no inclination of what was going to happen in the future.”
Source: UNCTV.org

Billy about their marriage: “Ruth and I don’t have a perfect marriage, but we have a great one … For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic.”
Source: BillyGraham.com

Ruth when asked if she had ever considered divorce: “Divorce? No. Murder? Yes.”
Source: Jon Meacham. “Pilgrim’s Progress.” Newsweek. 8/14/2006, pg. 36.

Ruth about Billy running for President, winter 1964: “If you run, I don’t think the country will elect a divorced president.”
Source: Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. “Ruth Graham, Soulmate to Billy, Dies.” Time.com.

Billy about life with Ruth after retirement: “At night we have time together; we pray together and read the Bible together every night. It’s a wonderful period of life for both of us. We’ve never had a love like we have now — we feel each other’s hearts.”
Source: Jon Meacham. “Pilgrim’s Progress.” Newsweek. 8/14/2006. pg. 36.

Ned Graham: “There never would have been a Billy Graham without a Ruth Graham.”
Source: MSNBC.com.

UNC-TV Program about Ruth and Billy: “As a family man, Billy relied on his wife’s strength and encouragement far more than any of his public ever knew … Her ability to make decisions about the household and family enabled him to pursue his ministry and travel abroad to the extent that he did–sometimes to over 10 different countries in a year.”
Source: UNCTV.org

John Reinan, Charlotte Observer, about Ruth: “There’s an embrace. A few murmured words. And a smile from the woman who is the emotional rock of the world’s most famous evangelist.”
Source: UNCTV.org