treat people the same way you want them to treat you

 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ~Matthew 7:12 This is a great verse to memorize. It’s good for our growth. Yet how many of us live it out to perfection? Here’s an example: One morning, as I worked out, I heard a tapping on the window of the civilian 24/7 gym’s entry door. The door stays locked, so that non-members can’t get in without a key. The huge window paneled walls on two sides allowed those in the gym to see the door to the parking… Continue reading

Ask God

Scripture: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you; for everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened.”                                             ~Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus wants to open our eyes to the goodness of the Father in giving gifts to His children. We know that God works everything together for good for those who love Him and are called… Continue reading

Where do you spend your time?

Scripture: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the Law of the Lord and on it he meditates both day and night.” ~Psalm 1:1,2 If an accountant walked with you day by day, where would you say most of your time is spent? Let’s say that eight hours is spent sleeping, another three hours is spent eating and preparing meals. Let’s say that work takes another eight hours. Perhaps driving to work and back… Continue reading

Know the Word of God

Psalm 119:11 “Thy Word I have hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.” There is no mistaking that this means you know the Word of God internally, and you can remember this Word when the time arises for the need. In this particular verse, it’s talking about avoiding sinfulness. Have you hid God’s Word in your heart to prevent missing the mark for God in your life? Something we all need to think about and work on daily. Reminder verses, quiet times with God, reading His Word or listening to it on audio, studying His Word,… Continue reading

Which Bible Translation Is Right?

Which Bible translation is correct? Friends, family and those I teach have asked this question. Short answer? It depends. My background as a Korean Linguist in the 1970’s, years of work with Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew and Greek, and other sources lead me to conclude: choose a translation based on your purpose. For systematic, word-for-word translation, the best translations I have found are the New American Standard Bible and the King James Bible. For translations that work more with the meaning, try the New International Version or the Amplified Bible. There are many other versions that the Holy Spirit may… Continue reading