Saturday, October 28, 2006


in exchange of Butler stories, I created this blog. Topics are all useful in everyday life. Please post comments after each topic that interests you. Welcome!
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Motives of our Hearts

As the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.—Jas. 2:26.

Even though works alone cannot save us, they are necessary. That is why Christians are described as “zealous for fine works” and why they are encouraged to “consider one another to incite to love and fine works.” (Titus 2:14; Heb. 10:24) Important though the good works themselves may be, the motives for doing them are even more important. It is therefore wise for us to check our motives from time to time. Since no human can accurately know the motives of others, however, we must beware of judging others. “Who are you to judge the house servant of another?” we are asked, with the obvious answer: “To his own master he stands or falls.” (Rom. 14:4) Jehovah, the Master of all, and his appointed Judge, Christ Jesus, will judge us, not on the basis of our works alone but also on the basis of our motives, our opportunities, our love, and our devotion.

Aray,may tama ako don ah!(ouch, it strikes me too...)


Though he was rich he became poor for your sakes, that you might become rich through his poverty.—2 Cor. 8:9.

Although materially poor, Jesus opened the door for humble individuals to enjoy everlasting life in perfection. How grateful we are to him! And how we rejoice in the reward he received because he kept his focus on doing God’s will! (Ps. 40:8; Acts 2:32, 33, 36) Christians who today strive to imitate Jesus also refuse to be distracted by the pursuit of wealth. (1 Tim. 6:9, 10) They acknowledge that riches can make life comfortable, but they know that wealth does nothing for their everlasting future. When a Christian dies, his material wealth is of no more value to him than Jesus’ garment was to him when he died. (Eccl. 2:10, 11, 17-19; 7:12) When a Christian dies, the only thing of real value that he possesses is his relationship with Jehovah and with Jesus Christ.—Matt. 6:19-21; Luke 16:9

You may check your bible girls, it talks about the riches that do not rust,no moth and flies can destroy,no one can steal ata yon?

Marriage vows

The eyes of Jehovah God are upon the righteous ones, and His ears are toward their supplication.—1 Pet. 3:12.

Today, many things can strain the marriage bond. Some men fail to assume their responsibilities. Some women refuse to accept the headship of their husbands. In some marriages, one spouse is abused by the other. For Christians, economic stresses, human imperfection, and the spirit of the world with its immorality and distorted sense of values can test loyalties. Still, Christian men and women who follow Bible principles, whatever their situation, receive Jehovah’s blessing. Even if only one partner in a marriage applies Bible principles, things are better than if neither did. Moreover, Jehovah loves and supports his servants who remain faithful to their marriage vows even in difficult situations. He does not forget their loyalty.—Ps. 18:25; Heb. 6:10.

Hirap ng may problems in the family, haaaay...


This is the confidence that we have toward Him, that, no matter what it is that we ask according to His will, He hears us.—1 John 5:14.

Our prayers must be accompanied by a sense of confidence, or trust, in Jehovah God, the Supreme Being, the only true and almighty God. He gives special attention to the earnest prayers of his worshipers. Just knowing that is comforting. (Phil. 4:6) Faithful Christians should never feel shy, unworthy, or lacking in confidence when approaching Jehovah in prayer. True, when we are disappointed in ourselves or are overwhelmed with problems, we might not always be inclined to approach Jehovah in prayer. On such occasions we do well to remember that Jehovah “shows pity upon his own afflicted ones” and that he “comforts those laid low.” (Isa. 49:13; 2 Cor. 7:6) It is especially in times of anguish and distress that we need to turn confidently to our heavenly Father (troughh His Son Jesus Christ) as our fortress.
Yon na!

Wrong Picture

Jehovah God is righteous in all his ways.—Ps. 145:17.

Has someone ever drawn the wrong conclusion about you, perhaps questioning your actions or motives, without having all the facts? If so, you likely felt hurt—and understandably so. From this, we can learn an important lesson: It is wise to avoid jumping to conclusions when we do not have the whole picture. We do well to keep this lesson in mind when it comes to reaching conclusions about Jehovah God. Why is that? Because there are certain Bible accounts that may at first seem puzzling. These accounts—perhaps about the actions of some of God’s worshipers or God’s past judgments—may not contain enough details to answer all our questions. Sadly, some take exception to such accounts, even questioning whether God is righteous and just. Yet, his Word assures us that he “does not act wickedly.” (Job 34:12; Ps. 37:28) Imagine, then, how he must feel when others draw wrong conclusions about him!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Thief

Thoughts of the day:
The thief does not come unless it is to steal and slay and destroy.—John 10:10.

Genesis 3:1-5 describes how ‘the voice of a stranger’ was heard on earth for the first time. Granted, in this account Satan is not literally termed “a stranger.” Nevertheless, his actions show that in many ways he was like the stranger described in Jesus’ illustration recorded in John chapter 10. Jesus states that the stranger approaches his victims in the sheepfold in a roundabout way. Likewise, Satan approached his victim indirectly, using a serpent. This sly approach exposed Satan for what he really is—a devious intruder. Further, the stranger in the sheepfold sets out to rob the rightful owner of his sheep. In fact, he is worse than a thief, for his aim is also to “slay and destroy.” Similarly, Satan was a thief. Deceiving Eve, he stole her allegiance from God. Moreover, Satan also brought death to humans. Hence, he is a murderer.