“LAY NOT up for yourselves treasures upon earth … But LAY UP for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” Matt 6:19,20.
The QUESTION you need to ask yourself today is: Where am I laying my treasures? Your treasure is something of great value to you but given by God, which includes money.
For some, MONEY is their MASTER, for others, MONEY is a MONSTER to them but MONEY should rather be a MESSENGER. It should not rule over you! What is your attitude to money when it comes to helping the needy and giving to the cause of the gospel?
Remember, where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. If you are not storing up your treasures in Heaven, it is evidence that your HEART is not there. Ask the Lord to help you, that from today, you will not only give your treasures to Him but more importantly, your heart, your soul, your spirit and your body. Christ is either Lord of all in your life or He is not Lord at all! He cannot share your heart with earthly treasures and selfish ambitions that replace God’s Glory with self-glory.
Devotions : W.F Kumuyi – Sound Doctrine
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; PREACH THE WORD; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” 2 Tim 4:1,2. If there is ever a time to do more for God and make Christ known, so that souls of men may be saved, it is NOW!
A time when many are not able to endure SOUND DOCTRINE and are developing ITCHING EARS and ONLY LOVE to hear what is pleasing to THE FLESH! AVAIL YOURSELF of the opportunity to tell souls around you about the ONLY SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, by whom we are saved.
DO NOT allow ANYTHING or ANY CHALLENGE, to hinder you from doing God’s Work .
NO PERSECUTION, PRESSURE, SLANDER, MISUNDERSTANDING or MISREPRESENTATION by others should be strong enough to STOP you from preaching the Word.
DO NOT WAIT until your prayers are answered and challenges or problems removed, before obeying this URGENT Commandment of the Lord. He is actually waiting for you to OBEY HIM FIRST and then, you will see His GLORY in your life – BOTH the THINGS YOU ASK and the THINGS YOU NEED but do not remember to ask, WILL ALL BE DONE FOR YOU. I pray God to give you WISDOM.