Where Is Your Treasure?

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Aug-18-DD

Many young people are building their lives on the rock of materialism. I find across the country a deep economic discontent among people in every walk of life. People want more and more things. They forget that we are enjoying the highest standard of living the world has ever known. We still have poverty, and hundreds of agencies are trying to do something about it; but we are dissatisfied. We want more, more, more. But Jesus said, “You cannot serve God and money.” He said that a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things that he possesses. Adolf Berle, in his study of power, points out that riches often make people solitary and lonely and,of course, afraid. Many times a rich man knows loneliness and fear, because when he makes wealth his god, it leaves him empty. You see, without God life loses its zest and purpose and meaning.

Prayer for the day

Knowing You, my heavenly Father, brings richness to my life and soul.

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  1. charles philipson yeleti says:

    There is great satisfaction in our heart when we give to the work of GOD.

  2. Mark Abel says:

    Love your devotions so much. Thank you for all that you’ve done, all that you are doing and all that you’re going to do.

  3. DAVID AARON WILLIAMS says:

    SORRY I CAN’T PLEDGE ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, BUT FUNDS ARE SHORT FOR ME RIGHT NOW. ON FIXED INCOME [SSI] BUT WILL TRY NEXT MONTH IF I CAN!! GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!! DAVID AARON.

  4. Gerry says:

    I am very rich in the love of God, first and foremost. I am also very grateful and appreciative for his unmerited material blessings. Knowing that his amazing love is eternal ……calms my soul and fills my heart with joy.

  5. Sandra Woodward says:

    I have read on the internet that only a few chosen by God will ever make it to heaven. He said billions of people won’t. Is this true?

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Sandra,

      The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:3-4, “God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” God desires all people to come to Christ, but it is up to us whether to accept or reject Him. That is the message Billy Graham has always preached.

      Salvation is God’s promise to us. He promises that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

      Salvation doesn’t depend on you and what you have done. Also, we are all sinners, but God made a way for us to live forever with Him in heaven. We must accept that His Son, Jesus Christ, paid the price for our sins when He died on the cross. This was possible because Jesus lived a sinless life; He was completely innocent, but took our sins upon Himself so we could go to heaven and live in His presence.

      Ask yourself this:
      – Am I a sinner?
      – Do I deserve to pay the price for my sins, which is death?
      – Did Jesus die on the cross for my sins and rise again from the dead three days later?
      – Can He forgive me of my sins when I ask for forgiveness?

      If you answered yes to those questions, then take a moment to sincerely reach out to God and ask forgiveness for your sins. There is a prayer on the page below that you can follow. By believing this in your heart, you are accepting that you are forgiven of your sins and allowing Christ to guide you in your new life!

      If you truly believe in what we just mentioned, please take a minute to click “Yes I prayed this prayer” on the website and fill in your contact information so we can email you free resources. There is so much joy and fulfillment in living life as a Christian, and we think you will truly benefit from these resources. They will help you grow in your relationship with Jesus and show you what living like a Christian really means.
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      Here is an article from Billy Graham related to your original question:

      My Answer

      God bless you!

      – BGEA Staff

  6. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Amen

  7. Denise says:

    Amen!!