Daily Treasures

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Redeemed By His Blood

I read that Abraham Lincoln, who hated slavery, was in the slave market one day. He saw a beautiful young slave girl being auctioned off to lecherous men bidding on her to make her their dirty plaything. Abraham Lincoln began to bid for this girl.   One man would bid, and he’d offer a counter-bid. Finally, she was sold to Abraham Lincoln. She lifted those beautiful sad eyes to him, not knowing who he was. He took the certificate of sale and handed it to her and said,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comments

This Amazing Grace

Grace is the most beautiful word in the Bible other than Jesus. Grace is what makes God love us when there is nothing lovely about us. Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."   We are not loved because we are valuable. We are valuable because we are loved. That, friend, is God’s amazing grace.   Romans 3:23-26 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, being... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | 0 comments

God Is Not Fair

If you ever get the idea that God is supposed to be fair, I have some Truth you need to know. God is not fair; God is just. God doesn’t owe us anything. He is a God of mercy, and we can never plead for mercy until we understand the justice of God.   A lady went to a photographer to have her picture made. When she saw it, she didn’t like it, so she asked the photographer to take her picture again. He said, “Well, lady, what’s wrong with it?" She said,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Admit Your Sin

There’s a story about a king who visited a slave ship. He went below to talk to those who were chained to the oars, and he asked one man, “Why are you here?"     “Sire,” he said, “I don’t know why I am here. I was in a crowd when a crime was committed. When they arrested everybody, they got me. I am innocent."   He asked another who said, “I am not really guilty, but I am a victim of false witnesses who have lied about... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, August 7, 2017 | 0 comments

God Demands Perfection

So many people have the idea that God is going to grade on the curve.  We say to ourselves, We’re bad, but we’re not as bad as somebody else.  But God doesn’t grade on a curve. As a matter of fact, James said, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all" (James 2:10). You see, God demands absolute perfection, and none of us can provide it. That’s why we need the Gospel. That’s why we need the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, August 4, 2017 | 0 comments

God Clearly Seen In Creation

The atheist believes that nothing times nobody equals everything—that it all just happened. But the Bible says it is clearly seen. "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).    What does that mean, “being understood by the things that are made"? Well, if you have things that are made, you... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Not Ashamed Of The Savior

A young man was called out of a life of sin to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He had repented of his sin and was made new. Right before he entered the pulpit to preach one Sunday morning, someone slipped him a note.   The note read, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? You are up there telling people to get right with God and look at your sin!” The person had known this man in his past and listed his sins in detail. Do you know what the young preacher did?   He... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Are You Ashamed Of The Gospel?

Are you ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are you ashamed to put a Bible on your desk at work? Are you ashamed to bow your head in prayer in the cafeteria? Are you ashamed to invite people to Jesus Christ? Let me say it once more…are you ashamed of the One who died for you?   “Well,” you say, “Dr. Rogers, I just don’t believe in wearing my faith on my sleeve.” Let me tell you a story.   A little boy had a dog, and somebody asked him what... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Evidence Of The Resurrection

Jesus was not a divine man. He was not a human God. He was the God-man. Perfect humanity and perfect Deity.   How do we know Jesus was not just another wild-eyed fanatic? How do we know He was not just another religious teacher or some guru? I’ll tell you how we know—He walked out of that tomb!   You may say, How do we know he did that? That’s a good question. Not only was He seen after the Resurrection by many people—on one occasion, in a gathering of... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Living Up To The Light

There are two witnesses of the existence of God that all people on the face of the earth have—one is the outward witness of creation and the other is the inward witness of the conscience. There is a built-in knowledge of God. Creation and conscience only bring us to the fact of God.   Romans 1:20-21 says, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, July 28, 2017 | 0 comments

The Devil - Not In Hell Yet

The biggest enemy of God is the devil—the evil one. Have you ever thought about the names that are given to him in the Bible? He’s called the deceiver (Rev. 12:9), adversary (1 Peter 5:8), murderer (John 8:44), accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10), tempter (Matthew 4:3), god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4), prince of this world (John 12:31), destroyer, wicked one (Matthew 13:19), and power of darkness (Col. 1:13).   He is most clever when he gets people to think he doesn’t... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Praying In Public

Joyce and I had a little baby who became critically ill, and there in the corridor of that hospital I dropped to my knees to pray. I didn’t care who saw me; I wasn’t praying to be seen of men.   Jesus is not opposed to public prayer at all. What Jesus is opposed to is praying to be seen of men. He said, “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Allowance For Divorce

People often ask me whether God allows divorce. Here’s my answer.   A physical act of sexual immorality is the only allowance that the Lord Jesus gave for divorce (see Matthew 19:3-9). He did not command divorce, nor did He commend divorce. As a matter of fact, our Lord teaches that restoration and forgiveness is far, far better even in cases of marital infidelity.   I guess the classic example of this is in the book of Hosea. Here was a man whose wife not only committed... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Praying With Your Wife

First Peter 3:7 says,” Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them [wives] according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered” (emphasis mine).   The word “dwell” literally means “to make a home with” your wife. I don’t mean “home” in the strict sense of four walls and a foundation. That’s too obvious. This word... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Having Impeccable Truth

When I was in college, I pastored a little church every weekend. To get back and forth on this 300-mile round trip, I would travel in my old rattle trap automobile.   One night I realized one of my sealed beam headlights was burned out. I knew it was out, but I was hoping to get back to college before I got stopped. But this didn’t happen.   When the Highway Patrol officer stopped me, I knew why. He said, “Son, did you know one of your headlights is out?” Do... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, July 21, 2017 | 0 comments

God's Hidden Treasure

Many years ago, a flotilla of Spanish ships was sailing off the coast of Florida when a hurricane struck. Laden with millions of dollars in gold and silver coins, the ships went to the bottom.   People knew the treasure had been lost, but they didn’t know where the ships had gone down. One sank near Vero Beach in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Doubtless many fishing boats passed over the spot and perhaps fishermen broke a line or two while trying to pull up what they thought was a huge... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Nothing Greater Than Wisdom

If God were to ask you what you want Him to do for you, what would you ask Him? Well, if you were hungry, you might ask for food. If you were sick, you might ask for help. If you were an egotist, you might ask for wealth and power.   God came to Solomon and asked him that question. And how did Solomon respond? He didn’t ask for health or wealth. He did not ask for power over his enemies or honor from his country. Instead, he asked for wisdom.   There is nothing greater you... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 0 comments

The Master Of The Devil

The devil may be powerful, but God is all-powerful. The kingdom does not belong to Satan ultimately. It belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. Friend, it is not mastery over the devil that you need. It is the Master of the devil, the Lord Jesus Christ.   There are three cords that run through the Bible. One is the dark, sober cord of Satan’s revolt. The other is the crimson red cord of blood redemption through Jesus Christ. The third is the golden cord of the second coming of Jesus... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 0 comments

The Purpose Of The Devil

What is the purpose of the devil? What is his unholy ambition? To pull God from His throne. The devil is a rebel in revolt against Almighty God.   You say, “That’s foolish!” Yes, that is foolish. But the devil has been deceived and twisted by the sinful pride in his heart. The Bible says his wisdom is corrupted because of his pride (see Ezekiel 28:17), and now he is in revolt against Almighty God. His purpose is to literally overthrow God. And believe it or not, he... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 17, 2017 | 0 comments

The Real Enemy

So many times we don’t understand who our enemy is. We think it’s the people around us, but the Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).   Your enemy is not a Republican or a Democrat. He’s not the IRS, or your wife or your wife’s family. He’s not the pornographer, the liquor... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Looking For Lions

If you were walking through a jungle infested with ravenous lions, would you look where you walked? Would you be serious? That’s what Peter said: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” Satan is the bitterest enemy of God and His people.   If you do not understand how bitter your enemy is, you’re not going to be prepared to defend yourself. You see, the devil’s cleverest trick... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Light Without Sight

Perhaps you have taken a tour inside a cavern, and during one special stop during the tour, the guide turned out all the lights. The darkness was so deep you could almost slice it. It didn’t matter whether or not you had 20/20 vision, you couldn’t see a thing because there was no light.   There is no sight without light. But there can be light without sight. What I mean by that is a man could be standing blind at high noon, and still not see.   What is my... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 0 comments

The First Time vs. The Second Time

Jesus is coming again. The first time He came as a Lamb; He is coming again as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The first time He came to redeem; He is coming again to reign.   He came the first time to die; He is coming again to raise the dead. When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King; next time the world will know He is King of kings and Lord of lords.   The first time He wore a crown of thorns; the next time He will wear a crown of glory. The first time... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 0 comments

The Supernatural Life Through Us

There is only one person who has ever lived the Christian life. It’s not you and it’s not Adrian. It is Jesus.   Why? Because no matter where you live your life as a Christian, it is not you; it is Christ living in you. And therefore it will not be a superficial life. It will be a supernatural life.   Major Ian Thomas said, “Jesus never said could. He can. He always said He would. We need to let Him.” We need to let the Lord Jesus Christ live His life in... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 10, 2017 | 0 comments

The Impossible Christian Life

Many of us start out in the Christian life thinking it’s very easy. Author and teacher Stuart Briscoe said,   When I got saved, it was so wonderful. The burden of sin was gone. Boy, I started out wanting to live for God and be so happy. “It’s wonderful. Here I am, saved. Hallelujah, Jesus! I will never make another mistake. I have been saved; my sins have been forgiven. I have the Holy Spirit in me. This is just wonderful,” I was saying, and then I stumbled and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, July 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Dealing With The Sin Problem

Many children, as well as many adults, have lost the concept of sin today. They do not understand what sin is.   The evolutionist says that we are just on our way upward and time will kill the beast within us. Just give us time and we will evolve into an exemplary species.   Education says that all we need to do is educate people. If everyone were just smarter, then we would be able to deal with the sin problem. What about Hitler’s Germany? The Nazis were highly educated.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan: The Angel Of Light?

Everyone knows there is a crisis in the world. We’re in a war! It is a spiritual war, and we’re not even going to understand the war until we expose the enemy, the power behind the throne.  Who is the mastermind of all the evil today? Satan himself.   Many people ask, “Where did the devil come from?  Why did God create him?”  God did not create him as the devil. He was an angel, created in absolute perfection. Ezekiel 28:15 says, “You were... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan Loves Religion

”And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)   Paul is talking about ministers, Satan’s ministers, and he’s saying they can sometimes be found in the pulpits.  Did you know all across America, Satan has put his ministers?  On Sunday people may sit... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 0 comments

I Know He Watches Me

Mark 6:47-48 says, “And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He alone on the land. And He saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night He cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.”   Jesus saw them toiling and rowing. The disciples didn’t see Him, but He saw them. And guess what else? He never took His eye off them.   What was Jesus doing when He... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Walking In The Light Of Jesus

Did you know that all light is made up of color? Objects don’t have any color of themselves. The color is in the light. If you remove the light from the most gorgeous bouquet in the world, it has no color.   I feel sorry for people who have never seen the light. They don’t know the beauties that I know. I see things they aren’t going to see and they are wonderful. Now, you may be a Christian and not see them, too. That’s because you are walking in carnality.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Jesus: Worthy Of Worship

Some years ago there was an incredibly gifted concert violinist named Fritz Kreisler. He had a Stradivarius violin. Let me tell you how he got it. At one time, the violin belonged to an old Englishman. Kreisler heard about it and offered to buy it, but the old man said it was not for sale.   One day he ventured to the old man’s house and said, “If I can’t buy it, may I touch it?”  The old Englishman invited him in. Kreisler picked up that violin and then he... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 0 comments

The Light In Your Soul

In John chapter 3, we learn about a high official and very religious man named Nicodemus. He was so impressed with the miracles Jesus had done that he wanted to learn more.   In John 3:2 we pick up the story where Nicodemus asked Jesus, “Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except God be with him.”   And Jesus answered him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Having A God Consciousness

Did you know that all atheists are not atheists because of intellectual problems? They’re atheists because of moral problems. You say, “But I know some brilliant people who are atheists.” Well, that may be so, but I know some brilliant people who are not. You say, “I know some foolish people who believe in God.” Well, I know everyone who doesn’t believe in God is foolish.   Romans 1:22-23 says, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Obedience Follows Faith

You don’t have intellectual problems if you don’t believe; you have moral problems. Your problem is not in your head; your problem is in your heart. Hebrews 3:12 says, “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Psalm 14:1a says, “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”   It is not that you cannot believe; it may be that you will not believe, because Christ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Humanism: The Kingdom Of The Antichrist

Many people get the words “humanitarian” and “humanist” confused. Humanitarians are like philanthropists, those who practice good will toward all people.  Humanists, however, are a small cadre of highly motivated intellectuals who are steering the world toward a one-world government. Their god is mankind.   The Humanist magazine said, “Internationally, what do the humanists propose? Nationalism, rooted as it is in arbitrary geographical units, must be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Devilish Deceptions Of The Anti-Christ

There is coming to this earth such devilish deception as we have never seen before. Jesus said, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24). If it were possible, Satan would deceive the very children of God! Don’t think that your intellect or good intentions will keep you from being deceived. Only the Holy Spirit of God will help you... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Being Faithful With Finances

Did you know that God might be withholding a blessing from you that He wants to give you, because He first tried to bless you with money and you weren't faithful with that money, and therefore God cannot give you spiritual blessings? The Bible says, "If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?" (Luke... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 0 comments

God's Chief Attribute

God will never overlook sin. He cannot. God is holy, and by His holiness He has sworn that sin will be punished. If God were to let one half of one sin go unpunished, God would no longer be holy. The chief attribute of God is not love—it is holiness. The cross is God’s way to punish sin and forgive the sinner at the same time. By having an innocent, sinless sin-bearer take that sin and carry it to the cross, we are forgiven.   Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Discover and Develop Your Spiritual Gift

May I say that the world is saturated with ignorance on the subject of spiritual gifts? And the devil wants to keep you ignorant. But you are a gifted child. If you are a child of God, if you are born again, you have a spiritual gift.   The problem is, we are not all that interested in spiritual things. I’m not talking about a gift of money, beauty, or fame. If I were to tell you how to have a brand new automobile, some of you would get out your pen and begin taking notes.  ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan & His Clever Lies

Anybody can tell a lie—yet not be a good liar. But Satan is a craftsman when it comes to telling lies. The cleverest lies always sound most like the truth.   Now, a clock that doesn’t run is still right twice a day. But a clock that is five minutes wrong is far more dangerous than a clock that doesn’t run at all—it’s so near the right time that it can cause you to miss that airplane or be late for that vital appointment. If you look at a clock that is five... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 16, 2017 | 0 comments

No Retreat For The Christian

A story is told about a band of Caesar’s soldiers.  They were brave warriors sailing toward a little island off the coast of Britain, readying themselves for the conquest of that island. In response to their impending attack, the villagers grabbed anything they could get to fight with—sticks, pitchforks, rakes and rocks.  They started down the hill to meet these soldiers and defend their island. When the soldiers got out of their boat, they turned around and set fire... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Teaching Children To Stand Alone

Do you know why children love their parents? It’s not because their parents are necessarily better looking or kinder than anyone else. Children love their parents because children have needs and parents meet those needs. I call that “need love.” Do you know why couples have children? I believe they have a need to receive “need” love. In more simple terms, they have a need to be needed. And that is a God-given need. The little baby has “need” love,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 0 comments

The "Sun" Of God

Malachi 4:2 says, “But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” If Jesus is the S-O-N, the Son of God, He is also the S-U-N; He is the Sun of righteousness.   Let me tell you something about the sunrise. The sunrise never comes ahead of time and it is never late. Isn’t that right?   The sunrise operates according to the power of God and the authority of... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Lord, Liar, Or Lunatic

When we speak about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we’re not just talking about some man who may enter history. We’re talking about God Himself! And you must make up your mind about Jesus.   You can’t just tip your hat to Jesus. You can’t just talk of Jesus as the humble Galilean or the peasant prophet. No, as C. S. Lewis once said, “Jesus is Lord, He is liar, or He is lunatic.” Either Jesus is the Lord. Or He is a liar who pretended to be the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan's Superman

I refer to the antiChrist, who will come as “Satan’s Superman,” because his intellectual genius will be immense and his authority will be overpowering. His hatred will be extraordinary and his techniques will be superb.   Men will be willing to die for him and women will swoon at his feet. Little children will speak his name with reverence. This lawless one is going to ride to power on a platform of fame and fortune, and the biggest plank in his platform is going to be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Who Is Jesus?

Hebrews 1:1-4 says, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Too Late To Save Yourself

Second Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”   Evangelist Billy Sunday was the Billy Graham of his day. One day while he was helping take down the crusade tent, a young man came running up to him. “Are you Billy Sunday?” He said, “Yes I am.” The young man told him, “I wanted to come... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 0 comments

The Mocker Of Alcohol

I want to tell you that it is King Alcohol that is making our highways slaughter pens and ruining domestic tranquility in our homes. People start out drinking for happiness; then it only makes them unhappy. Drinking produces one contradiction after another. Drink for friendship and make an enemy. Drink for sleep and awaken without rest. Drink for strength and feel weak. Drink medicinally and acquire health problems. Drink for relaxation and get the shakes. Drink for bravery and become... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 0 comments

An Unborn Life

Let me tell you something: an unborn baby is human life. "Oh," they say, "it's not human life." Well, if it's not human life, what kind of life is it? You say, "Well, we're not sure."   All right, suppose I have a machine gun, and I know that somebody is standing behind a door, and I fire that machine gun. That's murder, right? Now suppose I have a machine gun, and I know that nobody is standing behind that door, and I fire the machine gun.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Light Obeyed Or Light Refused, Part 2

Once a man hears the gospel and his heart is open to the Word of God, if he does not act upon that light and believe in Jesus Christ, his condemnation is doubled. Not only is he judged for the disease—he is also judged that he refused the cure. John 3:19-20 says, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 2, 2017 | 0 comments