This week’s subject – First Fruits finances, from Proverbs 3:9-10 Wisdom that urges Honor the Lord from your wealth, and with the first fruits of your produce. Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats bursting with wine. From this proverb, this principle – Endowed with all things, I first honor the Endower. In this podcast, we’ll take up 3 questions submitted, that came out of our WISDOM teaching on Proverbs 3. First – “Doesn’t the Bible teach that tithing – giving 10% of my income to kingdom causes – is what God expects?” Second – “Are there other ways to give back to God besides writing a check to the church?” Third – “What if I can’t afford to give in a first-fruits way?” Let’s take up your questions in the moments ahead.
Episode 18: First Fruits Finances
Wisdom series extras
May 25, 2020 • David Staff • Proverbs 3:9–10
Episode 19: Does Satan have too much access to us?
Wisdom series extras • June 1, 2020 • David Staff
I think when you open your Bible to consider Proverbs 3:11-12, and read again about our Father’s loving discipline in Hebrews chapter 12, we realize we have a coach who plans our improvement through His discipline. Our Father’s discipline involves the intentional challenges He designs in the circumstances of my life both to correct what is wrong and to train me in what is right, for my best and His glory. So, what’s the Coach’s plan for your life going forward? Are you experiencing His loving discipline? Are you welcoming it? Someone submitted a question that referenced what happen to the Old Testament figure Job. God allowed some heavy discipline into Job’s life, and he allowed Satan to deliver them mail. So someone asked, WHY IS SATAN GIVEN SO MUCH POWER OVER US? It seems it is too easy for Him to have access to us. Let’s try to figure that one out.
Episode 16: Applying Proverbs 3:5–6
Wisdom Series extras • May 11, 2020 • David Staff
When we read and study the Biblical book of PROVERBS, we are pursuing WISDOM: Life’s priceless treasure. There are many treasures in this wonderful collection. Like this one: Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths This proverb teaches that The greater my active dependence on the Lord, the clearer my pathway to the best. But, we have questions about this proverb. Does this teach that an active trust in the Lord will always result in a smooth life? And, how can I discern that when I pray it will be God who is directing my next steps, and not just my own desire? Let’s take up APPLYING Proverbs 3:5-6 in this podcast.