All posts tagged: riches

What will your treasure be?


Every day, every moment, every decision, every choice we are faced with this question – “What will your treasure be?” Will it be for your power? Will it be for your fame? Will it be for your success? Will it be for your wealth? Will it be for honor of yourself? Every post, every tweet, every picture, every share on your social platform cannot dodge the question “What will your treasure be?” Will it be for your glory? Will it be for your greatness? Will it be for your stardom? Will it be for your notoriety? Will it be for your praise? For every material possession we have or desire to have, we must ask this question – “What will your treasure be?” Will riches be your legacy? Will possession be your security? Will money be your God? Will it be the measure your worth? Will it be idol? Luke 12:34 says, “wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” The heart is extremely greedy and selfish. It focuses on …

Do not let your good intensions grow stale


But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:7-9 ESV) The church in Corinth was a very dynamic yet dysfunctional church. They were experiencing the supernatural workings of God, and excelling in their ability to channel those supernatural workings of God to the benefit of the entire community. They had: 1. Faith to move mountains 2. Speech like the tongues of men and of angels, gifts of prophecy, 3. Knowledge to understand all mysteries 4. Earnestness to surrender their lives as martyrs for the kingdom At some time, they had made pledges to support the church in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, they …

One song that messes up all my idol pursuits


Little children, keep yourselves from idols… Somebody once said that an idol is not necessarily the statutes that we physically set up to worship, but those things we set up in our hearts to take first place above our devotion to Jesus. Anything that competes for first place in one’s life is an idol. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold The challenge Jesus vs King of a vast domain: Which would you rather have? I expect to hear a resounding – ‘JESUS’ But I warn you, it is very challenging… I hope you can see the challenge in the following: I’d rather be His than have riches untold – who doesn’t appreciate a bit of Benjamin? Everybody does. I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands – who doesn’t fancy a good-looking villa in the city or country side? I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause – who doesn’t like the number of likes on their posts going up, the number of followers increasing, a little …

A passionate Tozer Prayer


O Lord, I have heard Thy voice and was afraid. Thou hast called me to an awesome task in a grave and perilous hour. Thou are about to shake all nations and the earth and also heaven, that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. O Lord, our Lord, Thou has stopped to honor me to be Thy servant. No man takes this honor upon himself save he that is called of God as was Aaron. Thou has ordained me Thy messenger to them that are stubborn of heart and hard of hearing. They have rejected Thee, the Master, and it is not to be expected that they will receive me, the servant. My God, I shall not waste time deploring my weakness nor my unfittedness for the work. The responsibility is not mine but Thine. Thou hast said, “I knew thee—I ordained thee—I sanctified thee,” and Thou has also said, “Thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.” Who am I to argue …