First Century Panhandling. Heir Conditioning 014

“Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.” (2 Thessalonians 3:6, ESV) Many people who are able-bodied grasp at any excuse to not work, especially when […]

“I already knew that!” Heir Conditioning 007

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” (George Washington Carver) What is an excuse? The selfish or lazy person refuses to learn from anyone. When instructed or challanged in his decisions he always has some “good reason” why the instructions don’t apply to him in this situation. Even […]

It’s too Dangerous Out There! Heir Conditioning 006

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened!” So said Michael de Montaigne in the late 1500’s. He also said “A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” I believe this fella may have read Proverbs 22:13, but gave it a softer spin than scripture gives. […]