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God's Word Is A Treasure

Job said, “I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12b). God’s Word was more important to Job than his food. When this book is as important to you as your physical food, then you’re going to start to grow in your Christian life. Psalm 119:162 says, “I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.” Have you ever dreamed of one day discovering a buried treasure somewhere—a little box filled with rubies and d... Read More

Staying Near The Word Of God

How easy it is to be deceived when we are not walking in the light of God’s Word. You’d better keep your knees on the floor and your face in the Word of God in these days in which we are living. I was reading something of the life of Charles Lindbergh, who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean. He was telling about when he was out over Newfoundland in dense fog and there was a lot of moisture. He could see the condensation beginning to freeze on the wings o... Read More

The Devil's Distractions

The devil would love to get us distracted. He knows if he can distract us, he can begin his greater works of discouragement, despair, and a disregard for God. People are getting distracted everywhere. There are women to whom the world is issuing an irresistible call to go to work when they are financially able to stay home. There are people working in the church in positions to which God has called them, then suddenly the world comes along and beckons the... Read More

You Can't Take It With You

Once there was a man who heard that when you die, you can’t take it with you. So he decided he would at least try. He put all of his money in a big jug with a handle on it and put it in the attic. He believed he was going to die in his house and the attic was right above his bedroom. On the way up to heaven, he figured, he would snatch that jug and see if he could take it with him. Well, he died and after everybody had come and gone, the wife went up in ... Read More

Your Personal Value

If you are godly, you are wealthy. Your personal value is revealed not by money but by godliness. So many times we look at a man's stocks, bonds, real estate, and possessions, and we say, "He is worth this or that." You cannot measure worth by money. Godliness is worth more than a bank account. Do you know how to find out what an item is worth? Find out what somebody will pay for it. I don’t care how much you think something is worth. Try to sell it&mda... Read More

Seeing God

Do you want to know how to see God? Matthew 5:8 says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Get your heart pure and you will see God. I was reading Hebrews 11 and came across a verse which has direct application to this point: "By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible" (Hebrews 11:27). You get your heart right, friend, and you’ll see the invisible. You’ll see G... Read More

Regeneration...Not Reformation

Have you ever been to a sawmill and seen the workers create planks of wood? I have, and I've found it fascinating. They cut down a big tree that may have bumps and knots on it, and it may be a little crooked, but when they're finished, you would never know its imperfections. They lay it on that cradle, run it through, and cut off one side of that log. Then they bring it back, turn it, and run it through again to cut off another side. They repeat this pro... Read More

Integrity In The Heart

Matthew 5:8 says, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Now what does Jesus mean when He says that? I believe He is addressing the integrity of a person's heart. The word "heart" in this verse doesn't mean the muscle that pumps the blood. It is talking about the seat of our emotions, the inner person—what I call "master control." Your heart speaks of total commitment. When people fall in love, they're called—what? Sweet-hea... Read More

Meekness Is Not Weakness

Matthew 5:5 says, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." What is meekness? Well, let me tell you what it is not before I tell you what it is. Meekness is not weakness. The word "meek" means "yielded." It is the concept of strength under control. When an animal, especially a horse, has been domesticated, it has been trained so a rider can sit upon its back or so it can pull a plow. The term "meeked" is used to describe what has happened t... Read More

Financially Right With God, Part 2

Many people say, “I wonder why I’m not growing. I wonder why I don’t have more faith. Why is it that I don’t understand the Bible?" Have you ever thought that you need to get right with your finances? You may respond, "What do finances have to do with understanding the Bible?" Jesus said, "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much" (Luke 16:10). The “least” is the materia... Read More