John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an aged bearded Middle-eastern imam's sermon on the laziness of his people, comparing them to the western European countries and the Israelis, contrasts this appraisal with the American media's portrayal, depicting Israel as a war-torn savage country. Actually Israel is a world class scene, having …
Jesus said that His Father has been working continually, setting an example for us to develop a passion for creating, along with tending and keeping.
We need jobs to make ends meet and have a little extra left over. Scripture lays out some general guidelines of what kind of work we should do.
John Ritenbaugh, citing an article by Judge Napolitano, warns us that under the Patriot Act, an FBI Agent can serve a hand written warrant and threaten imprisonment if one speaks out, plainly or truthfully, about a political issue, demonstrating the absolute "thug-ishness" of the Federal government. While working for …
Solomon provides these comparisons to indicate the choices we should make to live better lives in alignment with God, even in an 'nder the sun' world.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the metaphorical aspects of work and walking, suggests that these activities play a major role in overcoming and sanctification. We must have a higher regard for Christian works than our everyday job, realizing that work is a wholesome activity toward the production of something. The first picture …
Until Christ returns, the world's problems will not be solved. Using godly wisdom helps us to deal with our circumstances, but it won't change the world.
The addiction of gambling comes from the lure of effortless profit and the way of get, motivated by covetousness, which militates against contentment.
John Ritenbaugh, stating that Ecclesiastes 3 expresses awesome possibilities for the future, also points out that Ecclesiastes 4 reminds us that there are harsh realities for those living under the sun, making compromise with the world inviting. Many of God's servants, including Elijah and Jeremiah, had their crises of faith, …
John Ritenbaugh, asserting that God is a Creator who enjoys work and places a high value on it, urges us, those created in God's image, to embrace the work ethic and to diligently inculcate it into our children. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it. God the Father and Jesus Christ have been working …
Adam sinned, having abdicated his leadership position. His posterity has been cursed with overwhelming toil just to stay ahead. We are perfected by hardship.
We must realize that God is sovereign over time all the time, even as it is running out for all of us. God works to make the most of every situation in our lives.
For his sin, Adam is promised great toil and suffering throughout his life, but just as in all things God does, a silver lining appears amidst the woe.
Although men have no moral or mental advantages over women, God has commissioned them to actively lead, providing security and stability to family and society.
God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.
We can steal by burglary, larceny, embezzlement, robbery, shoplifting, or plagiarizing. We can defraud, hold up, lift, loot, pinch, pilfer, snatch and swindle.
An irrational fear of loss prevents the development of agape love — we fear that keeping God's commandments will cause us to lose something valuable.
Wealth accumulated by honest work and diligence will be blessed, but hastily acquired by any kind of theft or dishonesty will be cursed.
The Sabbath is an antidote to the weariness we experience. It recalls God's pausing after completing His physical creation, focusing on the spiritual creation.
Profit from life is produced by work, requiring sacrifices of time and energy. We have been created for the very purpose of doing good works.
The eighth commandment seems so simple: You shall not steal. Yet, it seems that just about everyone on earth has his hand in someone else's pocket!