Thought #30 — He hates losing

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost. John 6:12 Jesus had just multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of over ten thousand people. When all were [...]

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Thought #29 – The poor Bill Gates

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8.36,37 Currently, the world’s wealthiest man [...]

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The love life blunders of the wise king Solomon

  Meditating this morning about Solomon and his love life fiascoes, I asked myself: Why was he so wise, so wealthy, such an expert administrator of the nation, but extremely dumb in his choices concerning love (which were the cause of his ruin)? Plus, when he asked God for wisdom to govern the people, God was [...]

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Thought #28 — Only for those who want to be rich

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12.34 Since childhood, we learn to rely on people, knowledge and riches. At first, we are totally dependent on the first people [...]

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Thought #27 — The secret to being honored in public

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will [...]

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Thought #26 — Be suspicious of those who swear

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one. Matthew 5.37 “As God is my witness…” “I swear on my mother’s grave…” [...]

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Thought #25 — The two legs

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   Follow Me. John 1.43 It is hard to imagine how people would leave behind their houses, business, friends, family members, fears, doubts and personal goals at the sound of two simple words from the [...]

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Thought #24 — The address of God

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   What are you looking for? John 1.38 First, notice how Jesus loved asking questions. Reading His words in the Gospels, you realize that oftentimes He would speak to someone or to a group of [...]

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Thought #23 — This is the time, here is the place

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here.   Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near! Matthew 4.17 This was one of the first messages that Jesus transmitted to His listeners. It contains two main thoughts: (1)  Repent — the Greek word He used (μετανοέω metanoéō) indicates change [...]

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Thought #22 – The upside down world

Part of the series “40 Thoughts of Jesus.” View all previous here, but first learn how the purpose works here. === You still lack one thing: Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me. Luke 18.22 Jesus was talking to a [...]

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