Shortchanged in the Short-Term

Scripture: “After Jacob had stayed with Laban for about a month, Laban said to him, ‘You shouldn’t work for me without pay just because we are relatives. Tell me how much your wages should be.’ Now Laban had two daughters. The older daughter was named Leah, and the younger one was Rachel. There was no

Walking By A Well

Scripture: “The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, filling the troughs and watering their father’s sheep. When some shepherds came and chased the girls off, Moses came to their rescue and helped them water their sheep. When they got home to their father, Reuel, he said, ‘That didn’t take long. Why

Embracing Faith

Scripture: “Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal

Forging Faith, Hope, and Patience

Scripture: “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has

Freedom From Comparison

Scripture: “Turning his head, Peter noticed the disciple Jesus loved following right behind. When Peter noticed him, he asked Jesus, ‘Master, what’s going to happen to him?’ Jesus said, ‘If I want him to live until I come again, what’s that to you? You—follow me.’ That is how the rumor got out among the brothers