Daily Treasures

Be Angry But Do Not Sin

Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” There’s nothing that will do more damage to your home than unwanted, unwarranted anger. If you’re married, you should never go to bed with your backs to one another or in separate beds because you are angry. If you are an angry person or given to anger, let me tell you what the Bible says about you, and it won’t be flattering. First,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Playing The Judge, Part 2

Do you ever play the game “Judge, Jury, and Executioner” in your house? Let me give you some phrases that will come into your conversation if you do: “I told you so.” “You’re just like your father!” “You’re just like your mother!” “You’re always in a bad mood.” “You just don’t think!” “It’s your fault.” “What’s wrong with you?” “All... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, February 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Playing The Judge, Part 1

Sometimes people want to play “The Judge.” When husbands and wives get into an argument, there’s one who may assume the position of “judge.” He/she wants to lay the blame, lay out the argument, then lay down the sentence. Finally, he/she wants to give the punishment. He/she becomes judge, jury, and executioner. You can always tell the person who plays the judge because they like to use words like this: “you always” or “you never .... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, February 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Watch Your Words

Your tongue can get you into a lot of trouble. There’s nothing that can do more damage to your marriage than your words. Proverbs 10:19 says, “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” Be slow to speak. Proverbs 17:27 says, “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.” That is, if you’re smart, you won’t talk so much. Proverbs 21:23 says,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Cast Your Burden On The Lord

I heard a story years ago about a man who was carrying a heavy load of grain down a country road. Another man in a horse-drawn wagon saw this traveler carrying his heavy load of grain and said, “Mister, you need a ride? Get up here with me, and I’ll take you.” And so the man got up in the wagon and they got on their way. A few minutes passed, and the driver looked behind him to see if the traveler was settled. He couldn’t believe what he saw—the man still had... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Your Burden At The Master's Feet

There was a man who had a very fine hunting dog that loved the water. One day, the man and his dog went to a lake. When it came time for them to go, he called the dog, but the dog wouldn’t come. Again he called, but the dog kept playing. He called for him several more times; though the dog was well-trained, he just would not come. Finally the man got a stick and threw it out in the water. When the dog saw it, he swam over, got the stick, swam to shore, and laid it at his master’s... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Bearing The Yoke In Your Youth

Lamentations 3:27 says, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.” Don’t ever get the idea that children should not have to work when they are children. I hear people say, “Wait until they grow up; then they will work. Let the children play when they’re children.” My dad believed that his boys ought to work. My brother and I had to cut the grass. Do you know what kind of grass we had in our front yard down in Florida?  We didn’t... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, February 13, 2017 | 0 comments

How Does The Cross Bring Peace?

“For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross , by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” (Colossians 1:19-20, emphasis mine). Jesus Christ on the cross provided peace. How? At the cross, wickedness was not appeased. Wickedness was confronted. At the cross, sin was not overlooked. At the cross, sin was atoned and paid for. ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, February 10, 2017 | 0 comments

How Is Jesus Coming?

Our Lord is coming as a thief in the night. You say, “Well, Pastor Rogers, why has Jesus not yet come?” I’ll tell you why our Lord has not yet come. The answer is found in God’s Word. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). The Lord is waiting on people to be saved. Maybe you have a sister, or... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Living And Dying For Your Wife

Ephesians 5:25-27 says, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” The word for “love” is not the word for erotic love. It is for sacrificial, self-giving love. You see, Jesus loved the church... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 0 comments

More Than Any Other Person

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it.”  Some translations read “gave Himself up for it.”  Your wife must know that she comes before the children and before your own mother and father.  “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife.”  Joyce knows that she is number one of all the people on the face of this... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 0 comments

God Blesses Faithful Dads

I want you to see what Psalm 128 has to say about fatherhood.  “Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.  The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.  Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.”  What a blessing that would be.  You say, “Pastor, I feel so inadequate.”  Well, so do I, friend.  That’s the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, February 6, 2017 | 0 comments

The Liberal Lie

We have a generation today that hardly knows in what direction it is going and I label the root of all of this “liberalism.” Back in the 1950’s, our young people lost their innocence. Music, films, automobiles, money, and education “liberated” them, and they lost their freedom. Afterwards, they lost their innocence, then they lost their sources of authority Do you remember the 60's? Teens rebelled against everything—teachers, parents, church,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, February 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Training Up A Child

“Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Do you know this word “train” in the phrase “Train up a child” actually comes from a Hebrew root, I am told, that comes from what the midwives used to do when the little Hebrew babies were born. They would take their index finger and dip it in olive oil, and then take that index finger and dip it in crushed dates. And then they would take the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The Most Damaging Sin

Homes today are under attack as never before. We have a generation that knows very little about love at all. And this matter of immorality is one of the chief enemies of the modern-day home. I want to tell you, the Bible says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” The Bible says, “Flee fornication.” And there is no sin in the catalog of sins that will do you more damage than the sin of adultery, fornication, or sexual perversion. The Bible says in I Corinthians 6:19,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 0 comments

The Divine Home

Psalm 127:1a says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” The Bible says that your home cannot, will not, and shall not be built by human ingenuity, wit, and wisdom. Now there are a lot of people who think they know how to do it. Some of them are preachers. And some of us have created our own ideas which are not from the Word of God. There are even some people who lecture on how to build a home who have never been married. I heard of one preacher who... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 0 comments

The Supreme Relationship

The home was the first institution built by Almighty God.  And therefore, since the home has been divinely established, the home and the marriage relationship are supreme among all human relationships.  Your relationship to your mate should come before your business. Your relationship to your mate should come before your pleasure. Your relationship to your mate should come before your friends. The Bible teaches that when one man and one woman come together at the marriage altar and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, January 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Why The Home?

The homes of America are under attack. That is obvious. But they are becoming so under attack, some experts tell us that our homes, as we once knew them, are becoming obsolete. I refuse to believe that because I want to tell you, friend, the home is not a happenstance. It did not evolve from the swamps of evolution and immorality. The home was the first institution built by Almighty God. Jesus said, “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, January 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Men's And Women's Deepest Needs

There’s a difference between lovers and achievers. Women are lovers, men are achievers. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:33, “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” Now, what does God tell the man to do? He tells the man to love his wife. What does God tell the wife to do? He tells her to reverence or respect her husband. Why? From time to time, women have been asked in polls,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 0 comments

How To Win Your Husband To Christ

Today’s treasure is for the married ladies who might have an unsaved husband. Do you want your husband to be saved? Do you want him to go to church with you next Sunday? Do you want him to pray with you and read the Bible with you? Well, let me tell you a way this won’t happen – if you nag him. Dear sister in Christ, don’t nag your husband to Jesus. First Peter 3:1-2 says, “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 0 comments

A Woman's Beautiful Spirit

Some people say that women are not to fix their hair or wear gold or make-up. I have to tell you friend, that’s a faulty interpretation of the Word of God. It is also a dangerous interpretation. Let’s look at it very simply. First Peter 3:1-4 says, “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Men Should Lead By Love

Ephesians 5:25-27 exhorts, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Do you know what the word “love” means? It is the agape form of love that Christ has for the church. It is a... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, January 23, 2017 | 0 comments

The Headship Of The Family

First Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” What is Paul talking about here? First, let me tell you what he’s not talking about, and that is superiority or inferiority. Instead, Paul is talking about headship. Football provides a great analogy about this issue. Years ago, I was a quarterback on my high school football team. And if you know anything about... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, January 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Equal But Not The Same

Wives are to have an attitude of submission towards their husbands. What do you think about that? In most circles, it’s a politically incorrect statement because when people hear the word “submission” they think of inferiority. I want you to understand something simple, plain, and straight – submission is not inferiority.  It’s a military term that means to “rank under.” In the military you have ranks, but a Private is not inferior to a... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Bearing The Yoke In Your Youth

Lamentations 3:27 says, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.” Don’t ever get the idea that children should not have to work when they are children. We need to teach them industry. Sometimes it’s easier to do things yourself than to get children to do them, right? A four-year-old is old enough to gather and empty the trash. But you have to help him pick it up and guide him. A six-or seven-year-old can help with the dishes and yard work, too. Also,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 0 comments

The Duty Of Work And Labor

Do you know what’s wrong with this generation? For the most part, our young people are unfamiliar with the work ethic of the WWII/Great Depression generation. They simply do not know the responsibility of honest work and hard labor. And sadly, I’ve seen many who simply don’t want to work. They’re looking for a free ride through a lottery or a “get rich quick” scheme. The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, this we... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Gambling - The Spirit Of Thievery

Gambling is morally wrong. Why? Because nobody wins at gambling without somebody else losing. True, legitimate business is a win-win arrangement. Let me illustrate: I make a widget. I sell it to you for a dollar. I get the dollar, you get the widget. I win and you win. But in gambling, for every winner there must be a loser—or more than one. Gambling is profit and pleasure at somebody else’s pain and loss. If two people meet in a back alley and one puts a gun on the other... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, January 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Half-Hearted Work

Exodus 20:15 says, “Thou shalt not steal.” Well, what kind of stealing is God talking about? I believe He is referring to any form of stealing, including half-hearted stealing. Let me explain. You work for an employer and don’t give him an honest day’s labor. Well, you’ve stolen from him. Colossians 3:22 says, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, January 13, 2017 | 0 comments

A Sin Against The Nation

Clearly and plainly God says in His word, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). Adultery is a sin against one’s self. It’s a sin against one’s home. It’s a sin against one’s nation. Edward Gibbon, who wrote The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire , said that the sin of immorality was the number one thing that brought that empire crashing down. Historians tell us adultery was the sin that also destroyed Greece, Egypt, and Babylon. I... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 0 comments

A Sin Against The Home

There is no sin that will do you more personal damage spiritually, mentally, and physically than immorality. We hear young people talking today about “ safe sex.” Sex is not intended to be dangerous. You shouldn’t even be talking about safe sex . It is sacred sex . Immorality is a sin against self. It’s a sin against the home—indeed, this is one of the most heinous things about immorality. I want to quote what Kent Hughes says: “The man who commits... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Till Death Do Us Part

It’s not people who put themselves together—it’s God Who puts them together. Mark 10:9 says, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Marriage is permanent. Marriage is “till death do us part.” Show me two kids who consider divorce as an option, and I’ll show you two young people who have a greatly increased potential for a break-up of their marriage. You say, “Well, we got divorced because we had... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 0 comments

How To Keep The Lord's Day

Is it all right to watch television on Sunday? Is it all right to go to a ball game on Sunday? Is it all right to eat out on Sunday? Can I play softball on Sunday? Attend a business function on Sunday? Go out on a boat on Sunday? Go to the grocery store on Sunday? Good questions. Do you know the only thing wrong with those questions? You’re asking the wrong man. It’s not my day—it’s the Lord’s Day. It’s the Lord’s Day. God said, “Remember... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, January 9, 2017 | 0 comments

The Old And New Testament Sabbath

God gave the Old Testament Sabbath to Israel. It was a wonderful gift to them. Today, God has given us something even better—the Lord’s Day. The Old Testament Sabbath has been transformed and fulfilled in the New Testament Sabbath. What is the difference? The Old Testament Sabbath speaks of the finished work of creation. The New Testament Sabbath, the “Believer’s Rest,” speaks of the finished work of redemption. The first dealt with life in Adam. Ours deals with... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, January 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Taking God's Name In Frivolity

Exodus 20:7 says, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.” Profanity is one way you can take God’s name in vain, but I’ll tell you another way, and that’s frivolity. More of us use the name of God frivolously more than we do profanely. That is, we simply use the name of God carelessly. Ephesians 5:3-4 says, “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 0 comments

God Wants To Walk With You

I love Micah 6:8.  It is one of the greatest verses in all of the Old Testament.  It says, “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good and what doth the Lord require of thee.”  Number one, what is good?  Number two, what does God want? Do you want to know and hear what is good? The rest of the verse tells you:  “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Be Natural In Worship

Sometimes we come to church and act differently at church.  Sometimes I will be a guest preacher, and the host pastor of the church and I will be talking back and forth.  Then he gets up and comes over to the pulpit and says in a low, deep voice, “Dearly beloved…”  He talks like he’s got a steeple stuck in his throat.  Some people don’t like to come to church and hear people greeting one another.  They think they sound like chattering... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Paying What You Ought To Pay

We have said that half-hearted work is stealing, and if you work for an employer and don’t give him an honest day’s labor, you’ve stolen from him. The other side of the coin is, if you are an employer and you don’t pay what a man is worth, you have stolen from that man. Colossians 4:1 says, “Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.”  That also speaks to the domestic or landscaping... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, January 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Thanks For All Things

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God…” (Ephesians 5:20) When should we be thankful? This verse says “always.” If he had said “sometimes,” it wouldn't be so hard. Why always? Because every day we receive a fresh delivery of benefits. "Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with benefits." (Psalm 68:19) And "they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:23) With my first waking thoughts, first thing out of bed, I try to lift my heart to God in... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Giving Thanks Always

Ephesians 5:20-21 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” There are four levels of life: 1. There are those people who are constantly complaining and grumbling. Have you met any of these folks? They can brighten up a room just by leaving it. That’s the lowest level. 2. Next, there are people who live an ungrateful life. They don’t complain, but... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Give Your Testimony To The Devil

Where should you give your testimony? You should give your testimony to the devil. “They overcame him [the devil] by the word of their testimony.” (Revelation 12:11) You may wonder, what do you mean, “give your testimony to the devil?” Well, just tell him who you are. And when he comes against you with lies and insinuations, tell him that he is a liar. Tell him, “My Savior said you are a liar.” Declare to him: “I’m not going to argue with... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Beggars Before God

Matthew 5:1-3 says, “And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him: And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’” Jesus said that beggars are blessed. Now, who are these blessed beggars? They are not poor because of their lack of financial resources. Nor is he talking about being poor-spirited, that is, going around with a sad expression. Before a... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 0 comments

God's Protection, Not Pampering

God will protect you, but He will not pamper you. Genesis 32:1 says, “Jacob went on his way and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them he said, ‘This is God’s host.’” God’s host means God’s army. He just realizes that for twenty years out in the wilderness and various other places, he has had an angel escort. The angels of God have been encamping round about him to protect him. So here is a man, really out of fellowship with God, and yet God is protecting him and God is... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, December 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Whatever He Says To You, Do It

The best advice anybody ever gave was the advice Mary gave to the servants in John chapter two when Jesus was turning water into wine. Mary said (v. 5), “Whatsoever He says unto you, do it.” You’ll never get better advice than that. My life is to please Jesus. If I please Jesus, it doesn’t matter whom I displease. And if I displease Jesus, it really doesn’t matter whom I please. And the way to please Jesus is to obey the Lord Jesus Christ. This simplifies our service. Have you ever... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, December 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Why The Virgin Birth?

People often ask, “Why did Jesus take upon Himself flesh and blood and become man? Why did He step out of Glory? Why the incarnation? Why the virgin birth?” Well, it was so He might die. God in Spirit cannot die. John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” But the Bible is very clear that there must be atonement for sin. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death ….” Ezekiel 18:4:... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Me First?

Luke 9:57 begins the story of an encounter Jesus had with a man claiming to want to be His disciple. “And it came to pass that as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, ‘Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest.’ And Jesus said unto him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head.’ And He said unto another, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, allow me first ‘…” Notice that phrase: me first. I’m afraid that’s the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 0 comments

A Savior To Meet Your Needs

What is our great need in the world today? Is it information? No, we’re drowning in a sea of information. If information were what we needed, God would have sent us an educator. Knowledge may double, but truth never will. What is the need in our world today? Is it technology? No, we’re afraid of our technology today. If technology had been the need, God would have sent a scientist. What is the need in our world? Is it money? No. Do you think your problems would be solved if you had more... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 0 comments

The Baby -- The Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6 prophesied, “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given....” The Child born is the Babe of Bethlehem, and the Son given is the everlasting Jesus. The verse continues, “and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God...” Some may ask, “Whose name—the Baby? You’re calling that Baby the Mighty God?” Well, Isaiah the prophet did. “El Gibbor” is the name he used, and it literally means “the God-man.” But Isaiah... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, December 19, 2016 | 0 comments

A Cheerful Countenance

Proverbs 15:13 says, "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." What’s another word for a cheerful countenance? It’s a smile. Someone said the following, and I think it is incredible: It costs nothing, but creates much good. It enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give it away. It happens in a flash, but the memory of it can last forever. No one is so rich that he can get along without it.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, December 16, 2016 | 0 comments

A Gentle Leader

Why is it that we sometimes are the most unkind to those we love the best? The most cutting remarks are sometimes in the home. There are many marriages that could be saved by a little gentleness. Gentleness is a mark of leadership. Now you men are to be the head of your home. Second Timothy 2:4 says that the servant of the Lord must not strive but be gentle. The psalmist said to the Lord, “Thy gentleness hath made me great.” Do you want your children to be great? Be gentle to your children.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 0 comments

The Definition Of A Friend

An English publication had a contest for the definition of a friend. Here are some that won honorable mention:  A friend is somebody who multiplies your joys and divides your griefs.  A friend is someone who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.  A friend is someone who is there when you call and sometimes even before you call.  A friend is someone who understands your silence. Now, let me tell you the one that won the prize: “A real friend is someone... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 0 comments