Keys for Successful Living

Greed is the Selfishness of Life

If it is true that we are never more like God than when we give, it must also be true that we are never less like God than when we behave selfishly.  Greed is a quality exhibited by fictional characters like Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch, and […]

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Gratitude is the Attitude of Life

Perhaps you have heard the expression, “Attitude is everything.”  Your attitude can make or break you.  In the Old Testament, it was murmuring and complaining that got the Hebrew children into the most trouble while they were wandering in the desert.  No one enjoys being around someone […]

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Grandparenting is the Second Chance of Life

Someone said, “If I had known being a grandparent would be so much fun, I would have done that first.”  We all enter parenthood with the lofty goal of not making the same mistakes our parents made, only to discover that we make new mistakes of our […]

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Grace is the Pardon of Life

Grace is God’s amazing, unlimited, unmerited favor.  His grace pardons our transgressions.  John Newton composed one of the most popular hymns ever written.  He wrote, “Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost, but now I’m found.    I was […]

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Gossip is the Slander of Life

Truth that is designed for injury is gossip.  The root word for slander is diabolos, which is the same word that is used for devil.  When you slander someone who is in covenant with God, you are in “double trouble” because you set yourself against God.  You […]

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Goodness is the Gateway of Life

You may be of the opinion that if you are good enough you can enter Heaven. The truth is, it has nothing to do with your goodness at all.  It is God who is good.  Someone said, “If you take God out of good, you are left […]

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God’s Thoughts are the Contradiction of Life

God’s ways do not always make sense to the carnal mind because they contradict the world’s system of thinking.  Let me illustrate by reminding you of some biblical principles Christ taught: You have to plant to reap; that is the seedtime harvest principle. You have to serve […]

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Giving is the Source of Life

Did you know that you are never more like God than when you give? God is never selfish.  “For God so loved the world, that He ‘gave’ His only Son.” John 3:16.  Giving is the source of life.  When it looks like your resources are drying up, […]

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Gentleness is the Tenderness of Life

Gentleness is a polite, gracious, considerate act of kindness that is born out of compassion.  It is a language that doesn’t need a vocabulary.  It is spoken with a touch and expressed by a kind deed.  It is the gift everyone can afford and requires the least […]

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Generosity is the Unselfishness of Life

Many think the opposite of love is hate, but I believe the opposite of love is selfishness. Proverbs 6:16 lists seven things God hates.  God hates sin and what it does to His children, but you will never find a reference where God was or is selfish. […]

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