Kent Van TilKent Van Til

Kent Van Til

Dr. Kent Van Til and his wife have been missionaries in Central America. He has taught at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written a book on poverty and is currently writing an introductory textbook on Christian ethics. He and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters.

November 30, 2010

What an Inheritance!

Revelation 21
“To the thirsty I will give water … from the spring of the water of life… And they will be my children.”
Revelation 21:6-7

November 29, 2010

But I Want It!

James 4
Don’t [fights and quarrels] come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have …
James 4:1-2

November 28, 2010

Stealing From God?

Malachi 3:1-12
“I will be quick to testify against … those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress … and deprive …”
Malachi 3:5

November 27, 2010

Evil Empire

Revelation 18:1-20
“Woe to you, great city … ! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!”
Revelation 18:16-17

November 26, 2010

At What Price?

John 12:1-8
[Judas] did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief …
John 12:6

November 25, 2010


1 Timothy 6:6-10
Godliness with contentment is great gain … If we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
1 Timothy 6:6-8

November 24, 2010

Sending Provisions Forward

Matthew 6:19-21
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth … But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven …”
Matthew 6:19-20

November 23, 2010

Fair Wages?

Isaiah 3:1-15
“It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.”
Isaiah 3:14

November 22, 2010

Supporting Christ's Mission?

Matthew 28:16-20
“Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19

November 21, 2010

A Good Time to Give?

Matthew 6:19-24
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21

November 20, 2010

To Each According to Their Need

Acts 4:32-37
No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
Acts 4:32

November 19, 2010

A Fool

1 Samuel 25:1-40
“Why should I take my bread and water … and give it to men coming from who knows where?”
1 Samuel 25:11

November 18, 2010

The Kingdom's Justice First!

Matthew 6:25-34
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33

November 17, 2010

Wise Investments

Proverbs 17:1-16
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
Proverbs 17:16

November 16, 2010

Being Open-Handed

Deuteronomy 15:7-15
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore … be openhanded toward … [the] poor and needy.
Deuteronomy 15:11

November 15, 2010

If You Obey, There Should Be No Poor

Deuteronomy 15:1-6
There need be no poor people among you … if only you fully obey the LORD your God …
Deuteronomy 15:4-5

November 14, 2010

Careless Extravagance

Ezekiel 16:49-50
“Sodom … and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”
Ezekiel 16:49

November 13, 2010

A Privileged Child

1 Kings 12:1-24
[Rehoboam] said, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier.”
1 Kings 12:14

November 12, 2010

Pillar of Virtue

Ruth 2
“The name of the man … is Boaz,” [Ruth] said. “The LORD bless him!” Naomi said.
Ruth 2:19-20

November 11, 2010

Being Kind

Proverbs 19:7-17
Those who are kind to the poor lend to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
Proverbs 19:17

November 10, 2010

Those Who Are Given Much

Matthew 25:14-30
“Well done, good and faithful servant! … Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Matthew 25:21

November 9, 2010

The Root of Evil

1 Timothy 6:3-10
The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
1 Timothy 6:10

November 8, 2010

"But I Didn't Do Anything!"

Luke 16:19-31
A beggar named Lazarus [was] covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.
Luke 16:20-21

November 7, 2010

Rest in God

Deuteronomy 5:12-15
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath …”
Deuteronomy 5:13

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