George YoungGeorge Young

George Young

George Young, a native New Yorker, worked as a taxi driver in New York City before studying to become a pastor. Then he, his wife Ruth, and their children were missionaries for many years in northeastern Japan. They worked with ministers and believers from the Reformed Church in Japan to spread the good news of salvation in Christ and ­establish new churches. Now George and Ruth are retired and live in the northeastern United States, nearer to their children and grandchildren.

August 31, 2019

The Bridegroom and the Bride

Isaiah 62:1-5
As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

August 30, 2019

Wisdom: More Precious Than Rubies

Proverbs 3:13-20
Blessed are those who find wisdom. . . . She is more precious than rubies.

August 29, 2019

I Have the Right to do Anything, But . . .

1 Corinthians 6:12
“I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

August 28, 2019

Bread of God, Bread of Life

John 6:5-15, 25-35
“The bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

August 27, 2019

Two Small Copper Coins

Mark 12:41-44
A poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

August 26, 2019

Life's Worries, Riches, and Pleasures

Luke 8:4-15
“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.”

August 25, 2019

Supporting Jesus' Ministry

Luke 8:1-3
These women were helping to support [Jesus and the disciples] out of their own means.

August 24, 2019

Working and Sharing

Ephesians 4:25-32
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

August 23, 2019

High Class, Low Class Alike

Jeremiah 5:1-5
I thought, “These are only the poor. . . . So I will go to the leaders and speak to them; surely they know the way of the Lord. . . .” But . . . they too had broken off the yoke.

August 22, 2019

More Splendid Than Solomon

Luke 12:22-34
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. . . . Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

August 21, 2019

The Love You Had at First

Revelation 2:1-7
“You have forsaken the love you had at first. . . . Repent and do the things you did at first.”

August 20, 2019

Beautifully Paneled Houses

Haggai 1
“Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

August 19, 2019

True Fasting

Isaiah 58:1-10
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”

August 18, 2019

Pearly Gates, Streets of Gold

Revelation 21:1-21
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

August 17, 2019

Wisdom's Rare and Beautiful Treasures

Proverbs 24:3-4
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established. . . .

August 16, 2019

From Miry Depths to Glory

Psalm 69:1-21
Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.

August 15, 2019

Rags or Riches?

Proverbs 23:1-9, 17-35
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

August 14, 2019

Foolish Priorities

Luke 12:13-21
“Fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?”

August 13, 2019

We are God's Inheritance!

Deuteronomy 4:15-20
The Lord took you and brought you . . . out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.

August 12, 2019

An Inheritance

Proverbs 13:20-22
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.

August 11, 2019

Another Command

1 Timothy 6:11-19
Command those who are rich . . . to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

August 10, 2019


1 Timothy 6:6-10
Godliness with contentment is great gain.

August 9, 2019

God and Money

Matthew 6:19-24
“No one can serve two masters. . . . You cannot serve both God and money.”

August 8, 2019

Moth, Vermin, and Thieves

Matthew 6:19-24
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in. . . . For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

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