​My Daily Bread – Real.Man.of.GOD.Pursue.these.Things.  Righteousness.GODliness.Faith.LOVE.Steadfastness.Gentleness. But as for you, O man of GOD, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, GODliness, faith, LOVE, steadfastness, gentleness. CHRISTian’s.To.Do.List. 1. Focus. 2. Finish. Forward. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the LORD JESUS, to testify the gospel of the grace of GOD.The Money. Never confuse temptation with opportunity. You cannot serve both GOD and money. JESUS taught us to pray not for an accumulation of riches but for “our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11). He warned against storing up treasures on earth “Seek first His KINGdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”

My Daily Bread – 
Real.Man.of.GOD.Pursue.these.Things.  Righteousness.GODliness.Faith.LOVE.Steadfastness.Gentleness. 

But as for you, O man of GOD, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, GODliness, faith, LOVE, steadfastness, gentleness. 

CHRISTian’s.To.Do.List. 1. Focus. 2. Finish. Forward. 

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the LORD JESUS, to testify the gospel of the grace of GOD.

The Money. Never confuse temptation with opportunity. 

You cannot serve both GOD and money. JESUS taught us to pray not for an accumulation of riches but for “our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11). He warned against storing up treasures on earth “Seek first His KINGdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”

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1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of GOD, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, GODliness, faith, LOVE, steadfastness, gentleness. 

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2016-12-12.htm

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But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the LORD JESUS, to testify the gospel of the grace of GOD.

Acts 20:24 KJV

http://bible.com/1/act.20.24.KJV

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The Money. Never confuse temptation with opportunity. 

You cannot serve both GOD and money. Matthew 6:24

Early in my career while doing work that I saw as more of a mission than a job, another company offered me a position that would give a significant increase in pay. Our family could surely have benefited financially from such a move. There was one problem. I hadn’t been looking for another job because I LOVED my current role, which was growing into a calling.

But the money . . .

LORD, help us not to see the obstacles but to see what You are teaching us.

I called my father, then in his seventies, and explained the situation. Though his once-sharp mind had been slowed by strokes and the strain of years, his answer was crisp and clear: “Don’t even think about the money. What would you do?”

In an instant, my mind was made up. The money would have been my only reason for leaving the job I LOVED! Thanks, Dad.

JESUS devoted a substantial section of His Sermon on the Mount to money and our fondness for it. He taught us to pray not for an accumulation of riches but for “our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11). He warned against storing up treasures on earth and pointed to the birds and flowers as evidence that GOD cares deeply about His creation (vv. 19–31). “Seek first His KINGdom and His righteousness,” JESUS said, “and all these things will be given to you as well” (v. 33).

Money matters. But money shouldn’t rule our decision-making process. Tough times and big decisions are opportunities to grow our faith in new ways. Our heavenly FATHER cares for us.

Never confuse temptation with opportunity.

INSIGHT:

One of the most remarkable aspects of today’s reading is the harmony our LORD maintains between a heavenly perspective and the practical issues of daily life. He uses examples in nature to show how our heavenly FATHER tenderly cares for animal and plant life. Since we are of far more value than they are, CHRIST counsels us to trust Him to care for us one day at a time (v. 34).

http://odb.org/2016/12/12/the-money/

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