Daily Treasures

God Rebukes His Children

Can a child of God sin? Yes. Can a child of God sin and not suffer? Absolutely not. If you are living in sin and God does not rebuke and convict you, I wouldn’t give half a hallelujah for your hope of heaven. If you’re a child of God and in sin, God will rebuke you. God will convict you. Sometimes people have the idea that God just tosses our sin away. Well, those people have it 180 degrees wrong. God doesn’t toss sin away if you are a child of His. When you sin, God... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Failing At The Point Of Strength

If you study the great men of God in the Bible, you will discover that they failed at their point of strength, not weakness. What was Simon Peter’s greatest strength? His courage. He said, “Lord, I am ready to go with Thee, both into prison, and to death” (Luke 22:33). And yet what did he do in the Garden of Gethsemane? He pulled out a sword and went after that guard. What else did he do? He denied the Lord three times (see Matthew 26). Peter was not someone you would even... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Eternal Security Of The Believer

No one has ever been physically born twice.  Have you ever known anybody that was born twice physically?  And nobody has ever been born twice spiritually. That’s the reason we believe in the eternal security of the believer. Nowhere in the entire Bible will you find a place that describes anyone being saved twice.  You can’t find it!  That would be similar to going out to almost six billion people on the face of the Earth and trying to find one who’s... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, March 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Being Born Again

Nicodemus, an influential Pharisee and a ruler of the Sanhedrin, asked Jesus this question, "How can a man be born when he is old?"  Jesus responded in John 3:7 by saying, "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."  Jesus didn't say, "It perhaps might be nice in some unfortunate situation that, peradventure, you might just have a new birth."  No. He said, "You must be born again."  It is an absolute prime... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, March 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Growing In Times Of Despair, Part 2

God is not nearly as interested in making you happy and healthy as He is in making you holy. Knowing that, you will then understand that sometimes God will bring trouble into your life. Psalm 4:1 says, “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress ; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer” (emphasis mine). I have grown the most in my own life in times of deepest despair. When Joyce and I had a little baby boy step over into heaven,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Growing In Times Of Despair, Part 1

What is God’s plan for you? God wants to enlarge you, not indulge you. God is not nearly as interested in making you happy and healthy as He is in making you holy. Knowing that, you will then understand that sometimes God will bring trouble into your life. Psalm 4:1 says, “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress ; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer” (emphasis mine). When have you grown spiritually? For most of us,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Yes, Have Children

If I did not know what I know from God’s Word, I would be a pessimist. And I believe you would too. I would also be afraid to bring children into this world if I did not know God. But because I know God, I want to encourage you to have children. Don’t ever let the devil intimidate you as a child of God from bringing children into this world. Sometimes people say, “Dr. Rogers, the world’s situation is so dangerous today, do you think we ought to have children?”... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Training A Child's Heart

A little boy was riding around and around the block on his tricycle. Somebody said, “Son what are you doing?” He said, “I am running away from home.” The man said, “But you’re just going around and around the block.” The little boy said, “Yes, Momma won’t let me cross the street!” I like that. Even when rebellion happens in the earliest ages, there is the restraint of parental training that is put in the heart of children. Today, we... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, March 20, 2017 | 0 comments

The Grace Of God In The Home

Should a wife be submissive to her husband? Yes, but that doesn’t mean subjugation. What if your husband tells you to do something wrong, should you do it? No! There is a higher authority than your husband. As a matter of fact, there are men who have used the principle of submission as a weapon to club their wife rather than as a hammer to build their home. Did you know that Jesus is the head of the church, but He has never forced me to do anything? He leads by love. I believe that... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, March 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Accepting God's Acceptance

I have noticed that there are some people who just can’t get an assurance of their salvation. It is not a spiritual problem. It is a psychological problem. They cannot accept the fact that God has accepted them. God is not up in heaven making a list on how many quiet times you’ve had, how much of the Bible you've read. God is not the God of push and shove. He is not the God of more and more, faster and faster, harder and harder. He is a God of grace. Charlotte Elliott... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Doing Your Best

Do you try to be the best or to do your best? The perfectionist has to be the best. He has to be #1. He can’t accept himself. But I want you to listen to a key verse that deals with perfectionism. Romans 12:3-5 says, "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Perfection In The Church

Do you think a perfect church would be a church filled with perfect people? It wouldn’t be. There is no such thing as a perfect church, because by its very definition, the church is the body of believers. And believers are in all stages of growth. If you are a perfectionist, then you are going to be miserable and you are going to make everybody else miserable. Why? Because nothing will ever be good enough. The fellowship will never be sweet enough. The teacher will never be prepared... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Perfection: The Unattainable Goal

If you get the idea that God is going to accept you on the basis of your performance, then you will never know when and if you have done enough. Stop and think about that, before you continue reading. You see, you will never know if you’ve prayed enough, read your Bible enough, tithed enough, attended church enough, been on enough mission trips. More important than that, you will never ever truly feel accepted. Perfectionism is a thief. It promises rewards, but it steals joy and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, March 13, 2017 | 0 comments

God's Amazing Grace

We are saved by God’s amazing grace. It is nothing that we do. He does it all. Romans 3:24 says, "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." If you come to God as a prince, He’ll send you away as a beggar. But if you come to God as a beggar, He’ll send you away a prince. You come to God and say as the author of "Rock Of Ages," Augustus Toplady said, Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to the cross I cling;... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Yielding To Christ

Get this down big, plain, and straight. It is not your ability that counts when it comes to getting victory. It is also not your responsibility. It is your response to His ability. You must choose. You can’t do it without Him. He will not do it without you. You must yield. I heard about a man who was driving out of one of those side roads onto the interstate in a little pick up truck covered with dust. He didn't slow down, just shot out on the interstate. A great big eighteen... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Burning For God

Major Ian Thomas was a friend of mine and a great Bible teacher. He imagined Moses saying something like this when he saw the burning bush in the wilderness: “Would you look at that bush? It just keeps on burning for God. I wish my life could burn for God like that and keep on burning.” Then, Major Thomas imagined God responding, “Moses, you think this bush is a wonderful bush? Moses, you see that bush over there? I could do the same thing with that bush. Or do you see that... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 0 comments

What Is Salvation?

First, let me tell you what salvation is not. It is not a creed, a code, a cause, or a church. Salvation is not a creed. I hear people say, “Well, I believe the plan of salvation.” And my response? You can believe the plan of salvation and go straight to hell, because we’re not saved by the plan of salvation, we’re saved by the Man of salvation—Jesus Christ. Second, salvation is not a code. Some say, “Well, I believe that if you just live right... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 0 comments

What Authenticates The Gospel?

How can we tell whether or not God’s Word is the True Gospel? Paul gives us three tests. First of all, the source test . The Gospel is not the invention of man. It is the Truth that God gave. God’s Word says, “But I [Paul] certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:11-12). The Gospel is direct and divine revelation. ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, March 6, 2017 | 0 comments

What Is Grace?

What is the definition of grace? Grace is love that gives where there is no merit, to those who don’t want the gift. Grace has to chase us down. If God couldn’t run faster than you could run, you never would have been saved. Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." The only way we can love Him is because He first loved us (see 1 John 4:19). Grace seeks to... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, March 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Seeking Grace

When I was in the sixth grade, I looked over at a little girl named Joyce Louise Gentry, and I wrote her a love note. Then I walked past her and dropped it at her desk. She's now Joyce Louise Rogers. She's my bride and my beloved. That little note made such an impression on her that she still has it in a little scrapbook. It must have been good! But you know, from that time on she began to take an interest in me. Do you know why she loves me? I first loved her. Do you know what... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The Providence Of God

One day a farmer came out to a pile of brush that he was going to burn and noticed that a bird had built a nest there, to lay her eggs. So the farmer destroyed the nest. The next day he returned to find the bird rebuilding the nest. He destroyed it again. Three times he destroyed the nest, and finally he burned that pile of brush. I wonder if that little bird thought, “This is terrible. I don’t know why my nest is being destroyed like this.” But it was a hand of love... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Confronting A Brother

The Lord Jesus said, “Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother” (Matthew 18:15). But what do we do instead? We argue back, “But he’s the one who did wrong. If he wants forgiveness, let him come and ask for it.” But Jesus said, “No, you go to him.” Elsewhere, Jesus exhorted, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, February 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Contentment

One of the wisest things I ever read was written by a philosopher who said, “To whom little is not enough, nothing is enough.” If you have not learned to be content in whatsoever state you find yourself, you will never be content. Paul set the example for us when he said, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, February 24, 2017 | 0 comments

God Allows The Storms

Maybe you’ve been at a place in your life when everything seemed just perfect. You were sailing along—perhaps like the disciples the night they were in a boat before a storm hit (see Matthew 14:22-27). Just hours before, they had seen their Master feed five thousand, and they were left with a sense of exhilaration and power. After all, they were following a miracle-worker. And then…it happened. The winds became boisterous, the rains poured, and water filled the boat. Yet... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Demanding Signs And Miracles

What’s wrong with asking for signs and miracles? Nothing. Jesus did them. But there is something wrong when we begin to demand signs and wonders. It dishonors God. It says, “God, I can’t take You at Your Word; You’ve got to prove yourself to me.” The disciple Thomas said, “Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe” (John 20:25). When... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 0 comments

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