Proverbs 7:1-3

“My son, keep my words,

And treasure my commands within you.

2 Keep my commands and live,

And my law as the apple of your eye.

3 Bind them on your fingers;

Write them on the tablet of your heart.”

 

Jesus taught us the Lord’s Prayer so that we pray to the Father to give us our daily bread. Jesus said in John 4:32-34, “…I have food to eat that you know nothing about…My food…is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” There is something more important than the food on the table, healing, blessing, breakthrough that we are looking for in this life. Notwithstanding, we need those things as long as we live here on earth, they are all earthly things. Therefore, do not set your heart on what is earthly. Let us remember there is life after life. What are we going to bring to the life after life, before God? Earthly things end as life is over. But there is only one thing that is eternal that we will one day bring to see the Father – the Word of God in our heart, His commands. The Word of God in our heart is our ticket to eternal life.

 

In Matthew 22:21 Jesus said, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” What is of God must return to Him. With the Word of God in your heart, you can one day return to Him in the world of glory. God’s Word is Spirit that created the material world. This means, the Spirit is superior. Why then, today do people adore the inferior, instead of the superior?

 

Do you know that from the beginning, God wanted men to appreciate the superior? Adam and Eve failed the test of faith to keep the superior command of God because the inferior looked very tempting. I pray that God would strengthen you to treasure the Word of God with all your heart in all you do as it is the ticket to eternity, in Jesus’ name.

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”

THE LORD HAS CHASED YOUR ENEMY

“How many of us like the people within the dying city, struck by famine, give in to fear, desperation and refuse to venture outside when God has chased our enemy away? Fear can cripple and torment us, and rob us of life’s opportunities. How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years have been wasted due to fear.”