WORK FOR YOUR CROWNS

2 Timothy 4:8
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Pag dumating ang Panginoon bilang hukom, meron siyang bibigyan ng mga parangal o karangalan para sa mga naglingkod. Kailangan mo lang pagtrabahuhan yan at kailangang alamin na merong crown, merong glory at merong reward na naghihintay sa mga anak ng Dios.

HABANG BATA PA SILA

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Mga magulang, ano bang itinuturo nyo sa mga anak nyo? Ang nakaka-impress? Papano i-spell ang Czechoslovakia, ang Mississippi? Mag-pronounce ng mga ‘f’ at mga long ‘a’? Mag-excel? O maging mabuting tao? Kung minsan, sa kagustuhan nating mag-excel ang mga bata at maging number one, tinuturuan pa nating mandaya. Tayo na ang gumagawa ng homework at ng project para mataas ang grade. Tumaas nga ang grade pero bumaba ang pagkatao. Lumayo sa pagiging maka-Dios.

THE OTHER SOUL-WINNING

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

Soul-winning does not necessarily relate only to evangelistic activities. The soul is the center or core of a person’s being. So winning souls can also mean winning hearts and minds. Ang marunong na tao, sinisikap nya na makuha ang loob ng kanyang kapwa – magkapalagayan, magkahulugan, magkaisa ng loob.

ANG NATIRA

Mark 12:43-44
“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

May isang mahirap na babaeng balo na ang pagkakonti-konting pera which meant everything to her ay ibinigay pa sa templo. Akala nyo ba pinigil ng Panginoon? Sinabi ba nyang “Huwag na, kawawa ka naman. Huwag ka nang magbigay kasi mahirap ka naman. Be practical, ang liit-liit na bagay naman. Balewala rin yan. Maliit na halaga. Hayaan mo na lang yung mayayaman ang magbigay”? Hindi! Sabi ng Lord, “Yang babaeng yan ang pinakamalaki ang ibinigay.”

NAKAKA-OFFEND?

Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Do not needlessly offend others. Why? Because one offense can be taken seriously and the offended person may never forget it. He will strengthen himself and wait for his chance to get even with you kahit na siya pa ay isang taong maliit at hamak. Hindi mo alam kung magiging makapangyarihan, marunong o malakas siya.