in the presence of God – 359

“for I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. as it is written, “whoever gathered...

in the presence of God -358

“not that i am speaking of being in need, for i have learned in whatever situation i am to be content. i know how to be brought low, and i know how to abound. in any and every circumstance, i have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. i...

in the presence of God – 357

and he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. many rich people put in large sums. and a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. and he called his disciples to him and said to them,...

in the presence of God – 356

for if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. [2 cor 8:12]   we are a people of “yes, but”.  as people who affirm the word of God,  we cannot avoid being confronted with truths when we go...

in the presence of God – 355

[12] for if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. [13] for i do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness [14] your abundance at the present time...

in the presence of God – 354

but godliness with contentment is great gain,  for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. but if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. but those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare,...