Where Is Your Treasure?

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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.

Ever prayed and wondered why God won’t let you win the lottery? Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Prayer for the day

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

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35 Comments

  1. MarkC says:

    “But as it is written,
    Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
    neither have entered into the heart of man,
    the things which God hath prepared
    for them that love him.”

    Finding heaven beats finding the Atocha.

  2. Pat Fridley says:

    Billy, you are such a mentor. I have watched you since I was a child. I wrote you when I was in my early teens to come to our church. Your team responded that you had too busy of a schedule. Billy, I am very, very bad at wanting things. I want things for others to make them happy that someone cares. It is finally getting through to me it’s not things that matter. I would love to meet you but I guess that’s impossible. I love to hear your sermons. I grew up in the mountains of Virginia, like you live in the mountains of NC. God bless you and your family. We do have a mighty God.

  3. Gerry says:

    If you have been blessed with material blessings, first be thankful to the Lord, be willing to share with those in need and hold your blessing loosely, for as we all know, it will not remain after we have gone.