Daily Treasures

Overcome Worldliness

When we say someone is “wordly,” we are saying this person loves the world and the things in this world more than God. The love of the Father is not in them. Suppose you’re driving and you notice the oil light blinking red on your dashboard. What do you do? Take a hammer and break the light? No! The light is a warning that your engine is out of oil. To solve the problem, you add oil to the engine, right? Of course. Now if you are worldly, warning signs w... Read More

All Of Me

There was an evangelist of yesteryear named Wilbur Chapman. One day he was talking to William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army.Chapman asked Booth, “General Booth, God has used you in a great way. What is the secret of God’s use of you?” Booth moved the hair out of his face, looked at Chapman with his piercing eyes and said, “There have been men with greater brains than I, men with greater opportunities; but from the day I got the poor of Lond... Read More

Refusing Your Pardon

One of the strangest stories ever told is a true story that happened in 1829. George Wilson was sentenced to be hanged in the state of Pennsylvania for murder. President Andrew Jackson pardoned Wilson (for what reason, I do not know). They took that pardon to Wilson and said, “The President of the United States has pardoned you. You will not hang.” Wilson said: “I refuse the pardon.” As a result, Wilson was hung by the neck until d... Read More

Inner Strength

In past years, I had a friend named Paul Anderson. Paul was the strongest man in the world—literally! On one occasion, he lifted 6,270 pounds off the ground with his back. He was the strongest man on earth, but he died at 61 years of age. Isaiah 40:30 says, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.” This verse is talking about you and me. All human strength will utterly, ultimately fail, but the Bib... Read More

Losing Your Soul For Nothing

Suppose someone approached you and said, “I have the ability to give you all the wealth, power and pleasure this world has to offer, but there is a price. I want you to give me your little finger. Just get it surgically removed and all this is yours!” Would you do it? Now let’s suppose that he did not ask for your little finger; suppose he wanted your ability to hear instead. You will never hear another sound, but you can have everything... Read More

Faith...Taking God At His Word

What is faith? Faith is not a hunch. Faith is not positive thinking. Faith does not believe everything will work out. Faith is not responding in emotion or feeling to miracles and signs. Faith does not simply believe that God can. Faith knows that God will. Real faith is death to doubt. Faith is taking God at His word. It is dumb to discouragement. It is blind to impossibilities. It knows that God will. Now this is the kind of faith we need. Romans 5:1-2... Read More

The Principle Of Obedience

The greatest principle is that of obedience to God, and it always takes priority over the lesser principle of obedience to men. You can find examples of this throughout the Bible. If they told me not to preach anymore, I’m just going to keep on preaching! They may take off my head, but I’m going to keep on preaching because God has told me to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And if that’s disobedience, so be it! The Pharaoh in Moses&r... Read More

The Reason For Suffering

Over and over again people ask, “If there is a God, why is there so much suffering?” They begin to think, Well, maybe He has the power to remove suffering, but He really doesn’t care. Or they think, Maybe He really does care and want to remove the suffering, but He doesn’t have the power. Or, maybe there’s no God at all. Why all this suffering? It’s our pain and sorrow that keeps us from being so independent. You see... Read More

Dropping A Bomb On Satan

In 1945 there was a conference in Potsdam. The leaders of the West were there, and they wrote out an ultimatum and sent it to Japan. They said, “You must surrender totally and unconditionally. And if you do not surrender, we will destroy your cities. We will not spare you if you do not surrender.” The Japanese responded, “We will not surrender. We’ll fight on.” Then the Americans dropped the bomb, and Japan surrendered totally... Read More

The Only Worthwhile Goal

You know the problem with many of us? Our faith is something tacked onto our lives. To the apostle Paul, it was his life. Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24). Do you believe that? I’m going to say something that you may disagree with, but I believe it with all of my heart: You ... Read More