6/15/2008 ~ Precious Things
┌─> Eli was the mentor of Samuel.
... mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell off the seat backward by the side
of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, ... ~ 1st Samuel 4:17-18
Valued the Ark of the Covenant as a good luck charm
~ over that of a symbol for what it stood for.
Do you hold things God holds precious as precious?
... not redeemed with coruptible things, like silver and gold, ...
but with the precious blood of Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:17-19
└─> Redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus.
When does what is precious become not precious?
Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints. ~ Psalm 116:15
God find precious value in each one of us.
... more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine
just persons who need no repentance. ... ~ Luke 15:7-10
... as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those
who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6:10
It is not enough to just do enough to get by. <─┐
"... foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise
took oil in their vessels with their lamps." ~ Matthew 25:1-4
"... Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour
in which the Son of Man is coming." ~ Matthew 25:5-13
... as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be
corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3
"... 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful ...' "
~ Matthew 25:14-30
Do you want to be welcomed home?
We are instructed to invest in that we have been given by God.
→ If one hides one’s faith, there is no faith.
The message is do not wait, value the possession.
Someday our opportunity will be taken away.
... "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist
in the abundance of the things he possesses." ... ~ Luke 12:13-21
Do you value your material inheritance over your love of God?
But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope,
for a living dog is better than a dead lion. ~ Ecclesiastes 9:4
True wealth does not consist in what one materially possesses
but is found in permanent relationships.
God will punish those that have ignored Him as not precious.
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Lay up your treasure ABOVE.
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