For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. 2 Cor 11:2 Continue reading
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Num 12:1-3 Continue reading
And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.’ Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for them?” Num 11:21-22 Continue reading
Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp. And the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed; and so they brought him to Moses.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. Lev 24:10-14 (partial) Continue reading
““Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
This scripture became evident to me when an elderly man spoke of how his deceased wife’s $70,000 ring was stolen from the safe.
People have always stolen things and will continue. Nothing is safe from a thief. Not in a safe! Not in the bank! And what good is something if you bury it?
It’s not just luxury items and the rich that thieves target. If you were homeless and living in a big cardboard box with a wool blanket – there’s someone that wants your box and blanket.
Heaven has no thieves, no moths, and no rust.
The greatest treasure laid up for you there is your salvation. You have a home there and it won’t fall apart. You have your needs taken care of and there is no need to steal.
I believe your acts of kindness in Jesus’ name add to heaven.
It could very well be that someone may walk up to you in heaven and say, “You gave to the missionary that visited your church and showed pictures of his work. He took your gift and returned back to the jungle. I heard him preach about Jesus and was saved.
I’m one of your treasures!”
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Acts 12:4 (KJV) Continue reading
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'” Gen 3:1-3 Continue reading