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Blurred Vision

Genesis 13:1-13, (10)   Here we see Abram and his nephew Lot traveling together, with all their goods. They came upon the plain of Jordan. They had to come to an agreement to see who would settle where. Abram was the oldest and had the right to make the first choice. In this instance, Abram set an example of how to respond to a family situation. So, to keep from a possible family argument, he gave Lot the first choice. He let Lot have the best option, although it implied not getting what he wanted. Abram put family harmony before his own wants. Sometimes we may need to act in this way to keep the peace. Matthew 5:9, Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Hebrews 12:14, Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Abram and Lot's herdsmen could have worked together. They were surrounded by people that were not so friendly, downright hostile. But what did they do? They le

Making Bad Deposits into God’s Treasury

Matthew 6:19-21   What is a treasury? Funds or revenue of an organization or corporation, a collection of highly prized items, a place where the funds are stored. So, in the natural world, money gathers interest in various types of bank accounts. What bank do we use? What bank holds our accounts? What is our incentive to make any deposits into those accounts?   In verses 19-21: What we treasure in our hearts will show in our values. What we put in is what we get out. Laying up treasures in heaven is not restricted to giving or tithing, but at the same time is cultivated by all demonstrations of compliance to God.   Proverbs 23:4-5, Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.   We have all known about individuals who have won great amount of money and afterward lost everything. Maybe they won the lottery, got a huge settlement,

Exercise

Genesis 5:21- 24   From the start it looks as though Enoch fared more regrettable than the other patriarchs; he lived on earth for just 365 years. Enoch was transferred straightforwardly to heaven without dying. At that point, that would imply that Enoch lived longer than any patriarch, for he never saw death. So, if we think about it, Enoch is the longest-living human of all.   Hebrews 11:5, by faith Enoch was translated (taken up) that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God     Walk in God's direction:   1 John 2:6, he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.   The way is marked Watch for obstacles Walk as Christ walked   1 Peter 2:21, far even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow

Salty or Bland

Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34   What is salt used for and what is it good for?   Salt Seasons: To treat or to prepare for use, to give more flavor. Spiritual saltiness - Do not blend in. You add salt to enhance the flavor of food. We are the salt that God uses to lead hungry people to food. But if we are not 'salty' enough we are of no -good use. We have become worthless. If we begin to become unsalted, then we need to get back in the Word. If a person has an injury or an illness, it may require intravenous (IV) fluids of sodium chloride to aid in his recovery. If Christians suffer a similar spiritual ordeal, they may need a spiritual IV.   1 Peter 3:15, But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.   Salt Purifies: To clean from imperfection. Salt