Posts from August 2014

Posts from August 2014

“WORKING FOR THE LORD”

Another Labor Day is upon us.   The pendulum between labor and management has swung back and forth ever since God ordained thorns and thistles in the sweat of Adam’s brow. From Moses to Malachi, the prophets thunder against unjust employers who hold back the wages of the laboring man.  The Bible has a hard word for those who pay their workers a pittance and build their…

CROSS BRANDED

So Hershey teamed up with Starbucks a few years ago and they helped each other sell chocolate and coffee. Napa Auto Parts promotes Nascar on their advertising and vice versa. Coca Cola became the official brand of the Olympics and both benefited. The NBA figured to make $100 million by adding advertising patches to its uniforms. This sort of thing is called cross…

OUR CHEATING HEART

In the Upper Room on the night of the betrayal, Jesus dropped a bombshell. He told the Twelve:   “One of you shall betray me.” The Biblical record goes on to tell us that Judas Iscariot, of the twelve apostles, sold His Savior for 30 pieces of silver. It is to the credit of the other disciples that they each ask:  “Is it I?” They had a handle on the doctrine of original…

ZEAL WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE

Grieved over the rejection of Christ by so many of his own countrymen, Paul says in Romans 10:  “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.  For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” Paul understood where his kinsmen were coming from.  He was once there himself.…

GET REAL!

Some among us are old enough to remember the TV series Leave It to Beaver.  Remember Eddie Haskell?  Such a polite boy.   Eddie is Wally Cleaver’s friend.  Every time Eddie shows up at the Cleaver house, he has a way of inflicting instant nausea.  “Well, hello Mrs. Cleaver!  That certainly is beautiful necklace you’re wearing today.  And how is Wally’s little brother,…