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Daily Treasures

What Is A Quiet Time?

Do you know what a quiet time is? It is fellowship with a holy God. The reason some people don’t have a quiet time is that they feel uncomfortable. They don’t want to look God in the face because there is unconfessed, unrepented sin in their life. What did Adam do after he sinned and God came walking in the Garden? Adam fled. Before that, Adam had quiet time alone with God, didn’t he? They conversed, they communed. It was paradise. But when Adam sinned, h... Read More

A Quality Quiet Time

Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son, Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. You cannot love someone you do not know. And you cannot know someone with whom you don’t spend quality time. To know God is to love Him. To love Him is to trust Him. To trust Him is to obey Him. And to obey Him is to be blessed. It all begins with a quality quiet time—a daily communion time with the Lord. Psal... Read More

The Purity Of The Word

Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Some man might mistranslate the Word of God. Some might misquote the Word of God. Some might even misuse the Word of God. But His Word is absolutely, totally without error. As a matter of fact, the purity of the Bible and the purity of Jesus Christ rise and fall together. Revelation 19:13 and John 1:14 tell us that Jesus is the “Word... Read More

Seasoned Like Salt

Salt seasons—salt causes flavor to come alive. In the book of Job we read this question, "Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt?” Is there any taste in the white of an egg? The answer is obviously no. What does salt do? Salt seasons. A little boy said, “Salt is that which tastes bad when you don’t have it.” He’s right. Most of the people in America live bland lives. There is no excitement; there is no thrill. Their lives are tasteless and... Read More

The Salt Of The Earth

Did you know that salt is a compound consisting of sodium (which is a metal) and chlorine (which is a green, poisonous gas)? If you were to walk into a room full of chlorine, you would be dead in just a moment. If you were to ingest either sodium or chlorine alone, you would die. And yet, God, in His infinite wisdom and creative chemistry, has put the two together to form sodium chloride. We call it table salt and it is necessary for life. I think of wha... Read More

Satan Is A Liar

Jesus said of Satan, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44). Satan is a clever liar because his lies sound so much like the truth. He wants to change your thought processes in order to deceive you and destroy you. He is not only the father of lies, but he lies about the biggest subject—God.... Read More

To Believe Is To Trust

John G. Patton, a missionary to the South Sea Islands, set out to put the Gospel in the native language of the tribe with which he was working. When he came to the word “believe,” he had a difficult time finding a word in the tribe’s language that was a match. He wanted to communicate commitment and trust, but as he talked with the natives, they never could understand just the word he wanted. One day he was in his house writing and a messenger came in. He... Read More

To Be Honest With God

Sometimes I will get into a disagreement with my wife. We'll be sitting at the kitchen table, it will get tense, and Joyce will say, "Adrian, you're wrong." And I’ll respond, "No, I'm not wrong." She says, "You are wrong, but I can't prove you're wrong, because you can talk better than I can. But I know you're wrong." I say, "Oh, I'm not wrong." It gets tense and I just say, "Well, let's just stop for a while." I go to my study and try to prepare a sermon... Read More

Rightly Dividing The Word Of God

Years ago two men were sitting in the stands of a Billy Graham crusade in London. Before Graham got up to speak, the men were discussing the possible motivations of this American evangelist. Was he a money-grabber? Was he a sensationalist? Was this a cult? They didn’t know, but they were discussing him quite critically. Then Billy Graham got up to preach. And in his simple, sincere way of teaching the Word of God, the mighty Holy Spirit of conviction fell... Read More

God's Plan For The Individual

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10). God had a plan for your life before He laid the foundation of this world. You see, God doesn’t just have a plan for nations and churches. God has a plan for individuals. The very hairs of your head are numbered. Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.”... Read More