“It is hard to care, give, and share when you have nothing to show for your hard work and efforts.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Good old-fashioned, individual work and responsibility creates the net for success with God’s blessings of reaping what you sow.” ~ Jon Barnes
2 Samuel 8
David’s Military Victories
“When dishonest people reign and good people do nothing, implosion occurs, leaving the real work upon the backs of the poor, innocent, workers enslaved within the greed of power, prostitution rings of gamblers, hustlers, murderers, liars, con artist, and thieves who run their business, governments, clubs, and crack houses.” ~ Jon Barnes
Rahab Protects the Spies
“Invest everything you are in God’s stock market as the ROI is everlasting” ~Taryn Barnes
The seeds we sow are like stocks in God’s stock market, going up and down in value as we navigate our personal daily choices. Those seeds are investments in our spiritual growth and development. Diversify your portfolio, and sow more good seeds than bad, as we all play the market in our own free will.
We reap what we sow for better or worse. As imperfect creatures our stock may become volatile, going up or plummeting, but rest assured if you put your heart and trust in Christ, God will always come through, exchanging your stocks with His, to see that your investment is actualized in heaven.
We play God’s stock market every day, giving us the opportunity to make better investments as we grow. Become a savvy investor by reading up on the good investment tips given to us by way of the Bible. The more you study, the better you become at investing, securing your retirement in heaven.
Question of the day
How is your biblical portfolio looking?
Enjoy today’s reading
Fire From the LORD
Quail From the LORD
“Look away and into your mind to see the sections, groups, sets, and individuals who have reaped what they have sown and rewire your mind to understand that God controls the numbers and delete button to your life, based on this priciple!” ~ Jon Barnes
Organization for Israel’s Camp
|Judah||Nahshon son of Amminadab||74,600|
|5-6 Issachar||Nethanel son of Zuar||54,400|
|7-8 Zebulun||Eliab son of Helon||57,400|
|Reuben||Elizur son of Shedeur||46,500|
|12-13 Simeon||Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai||59,300|
|14-15 Gad||Eliasaph son of Deuel[b]||45,650|
|Ephraim||Elishama son of Ammihud||40,500|
|20-21 Manasseh||Gamaliel son of Pedahzur||32,200|
|22-23 Benjamin||Abidan son of Gideoni||35,400|
|Dan||Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai||62,700|
|27-28 Asher||Pagiel son of Ocran||41,500|
|29-30 Naphtali||Ahira son of Enan||53,400|
“Be kind, say what you mean, mean what you say, and do what God has asked, because the good works that you do will bless and help deliver someone from their bondage of evil.” ~ Jon Barnes
A Plague of Locusts
A Plague of Darkness
“Your laziness or ignorance is not a pass for forgiveness with less of a punishment for your disobedience and evil ways; Repent, prepare, pray, and love God. ~ Jon Barnes
The Great Multitude in White Robes
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
will shelter them with his presence.
16 ‘Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’[a]
nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b]
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c]”
“Praise and worship God in silence with each breath that you take, so when you speak, it obviously matches your actions of good works in love for all to see and hear.” ~ Jon Barnes
Brain waves travel information and thoughts with silence and God know all of your thoughts before you think of them. God gives you plenty of good thoughts to act upon so don’t let your loud, noisy thoughts override God’s new plans for your life. You must learn to listen to others before they will listen to you, just as God listens to your imperfect prayers, thoughts, ideas and evil ways. Think about it. How does God put up with our mess in silence? We will reap what we sow.
The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People
A Call to Persevere
“Evil may appear to look good, yet it’s nasty smell and beauty of imagery quickly fades away, leaving truth and love to stand alone with time in it’s hands.” ~ Jon Barnes