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  • Supposing we become poor, can we blame anyone for it?

    Supposing we become poor, can we blame anyone for it?

    Supposing we become poor, can we blame anyone for it? Can we blame the government for not creating enough opportunities for everybody? Can we blame our parents for not sending us to a better school? Or, should we blame God instead, for bringing us into this world with very little? Do you know that many of the truly rich people in the world were once poor? Henry Sy, John Gokongwei, Jack Ma, Steve Jobs, etc. What do they have that most of us don’t have? Why did they not remain poor, while many others just surrendered to this fate? I do not know these people very well. While I have read...

  • Do you know that when you stop working, you start spending?

    Do you know that when you stop working, you start spending?

    Do you know that when you stop working, you start spending? People have been demanding lesser working hours so that they can have more time for themselves, not realizing that this will be detrimental to their finances. They only want to work 8 hours per day and get excited when holidays come because these give them the chance to pursue their other interests. But whenever this happens, I feel sad because I know they will soon not have enough to save and invest. There was a time when most countries in Europe demanded a 4-day work week so that they can have 3 days to rest and enjoy themselves....

  • “What are the things I wish I knew when I was younger?”

    “What are the things I wish I knew when I was younger?”

    Someone asked this question in another viber group, “What are the things I wish I knew when I was younger?” Or the things I wish my parents taught me: Hindi ka lugi if you are humble and meek because people will extend grace to you. Lugi ka when you are arrogant and proud because people will avoid you. Hindi ka lugi if you are submissive because your bosses will give you favors. Lugi ka when you are rebellious kasi they will give you what you deserve. Hindi ka lugi if you are nice and kind because if you do people will be nice and kind to you, even if they are naturally rude. Lugi ka if you...

  • “Save and budget first, before you invest!”

    “Save and budget first, before you invest!”

    A few weeks back, Marvin Germo said something like, “Save and budget first, before you invest!” And I can not agree with him more. However, as I pondered on what he said, I realized that there is a more fundamental issue that is preventing people from investing or growing their money. I believe, before one can save and budget, he or she must first be willing to work hard so that he can produce the money that he can save and budget. Sabi sa akin ni Randell Tiongson, the millennials today are willing to quit their jobs even if they do not have other opportunities to go to. They would rather...

  • “Do whatever Jesus tells you to do”

    “Do whatever Jesus tells you to do”

    1 Corinthians 8:6 (NLT) says “There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live.” Many people find it unreasonable that God would provide only one way for man to get into heaven, which is His house. Someone once told me that we Christians should not put God in a box. Others would even say, “If God is truly loving, then He should provide multiple ways for people to be reconciled to Him.” Well, indeed God is loving and John 3:16 says, He wants everyone to...

  • To “cultivate and keep” is part of man’s responsibility to rule over the earth

    To “cultivate and keep” is part of man’s responsibility to rule over the earth

    In Genesis 1:28, God told Adam to be fruitful and to rule over the earth. Initially, I thought God wants Adam to manage the whole earth but instead, He planted a small garden named Eden, and placed him there. Why did God do this? Why did He limit man to this garden? In the garden, God instructed man to “cultivate and keep” it. I learned that the word “cultivate” does not only mean to prepare the soil, but rather it means to improve its condition in order to grow bigger and better crops. But for Adam to do this, he had to stay put so as to protect the garden. I believe this is what it means...

  • God can accomplish far greater things in our lives and businesses

    God can accomplish far greater things in our lives and businesses

    When the Jews sinned by worshiping a golden calf, Moses had to plead for their lives because God wanted to wipe out the whole nation of Israel. God also offered to make a new nation after Moses, which he refused. Instead, Moses reminded God of His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Because of these, the Lord relented and changed His mind. But He told Moses to proceed to the Promised Land without Him. Instead He promised to send His angels to protect and provide for them. He did not want to go with them because He said His anger might consume them. Today, when Christians pursue major...

  • “And Moses did just as the Lord commanded!”

    “And Moses did just as the Lord commanded!”

    If we pray for God’s presence instead of just His blessings, as Moses did, what then is our part in this? Is there something we should do to prepare for His presence? From Exodus to Deuteronomy, Moses showed us an example to follow. In these books, it was often said, “And Moses did just as the Lord commanded!” Most people want God to walk with them yet are not willing to do whatever He tells them to do. When they do not like a particular commandment, some would say, “Ay, hindi yan pwede, Lord.” Like for example, some wives will not submit to their husbands when they feel their husbands are...