YOUR GREATEST TREASURE! – Matthew 6:19 Devotional

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YOUR GREATEST TREASURE!

Matthew 6:19- Devotional

Matthew 6:19

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

At times it seems the entire world is on the verge of financial collapse. Retirement accounts that once seemed to be adequate for the golden years melt like a snowman in 80 degree weather! Those of us who possess the least seem to be the least concerned. Why is that? According to today’s Scripture, it has to do with where our heart is.

Over the years I have heard excuses from people who fail to honor God with their giving. They say that they want to wait until … the house sells … they get a raise … they receive their inheritance … they receive their income tax refund … and on it goes. They claim that when their circumstances change they will have more to give to the work of the Lord.

Do you recall the incident when Jesus was in the temple courts? You can read about it in Luke 21:1-4. Jesus saw rich people putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a widow put in a very small amount. Jesus observed that the woman had put in more than all of the others. They gave out of their surplus, but she gave out of what little she had to live on.

It is a tragedy that many individuals (even some churches) place more confidence in the treasures of this world that will pass away than in heavenly treasures that will last forever and forever. What is your greatest treasure?

Blessings dear hearts! May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 7th:

      • 1 Kings 2:1-3:2
      • Acts 5:1-42
      • Psalm 125:1-5
      • Proverbs 16:25

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for June 7th:

      • Acts 5:1-42
      • Psalm 125:1-5
      • Proverbs 16:25

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

THE SWEET BY AND BY! – Matthew 6:27 Devotional

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THE SWEET BY AND BY!

Matthew 6:27 – Devotional

Matthew 6:27

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

 

True Christian character is certainly seen in our biblical heroes, but it may often be seen in those of more recent times. Hope is a character quality that looks beyond our immediate circumstances and shows what we as believers have waiting for us.

In the Sweet By and By, is one of the most enduring songs written after the Civil War. It was composed by Sanford Bennett who was the owner of a drugstore in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He had just returned from the war. A friend, Joseph Webster, a gifted musician trained formally in composition, came to the store each day to talk and play chess. Often Webster would be depressed and down.

When asked what was wrong, Webster would often reply; “It will be alright by and by.” That idea hit Bennett like a flash of sunlight! As Bennett later described the incident, he took out a pen and it was all over in thirty minutes. A new hymn was born. In short order he was singing the words along with Webster and two other friends. That hymn was perfect for the post-Civil War era because it conveyed pathos with a mixture of comforting warmth. It came to typify the virtues of spiritual hope.

Sweet By and By

1. There is a land that is fairer than day,
And by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way,
To prepare us a dwelling place there.

Chorus: In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by;

We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

2. We shall sing on that beautiful shore,
The melodious songs of the blest;
And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

Chorus: In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

3. To our bountiful Father above,
We will offer our tribute of praise,
For the glorious gift of His love,
And the blessings that hallow our days.

Chorus: In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

Enjoy this free inspirational video from Gloryscapes.com by going to: https://gloryscapes.com/sweetbyandby/

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for May 6th:

      • Ruth 2:1-4:22
      • John 4:43-54
      • Psalm 105:16-38
      • Proverbs 14:26-27

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for May 6th:

      • John 4:43-54
      • Psalm 105:16-38
      • Proverbs 14:26-27

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

REJOICE IN THE RESURRECTION! – Matthew 28:6 Devotional

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REJOICE IN THE RESURRECTION!

Matthew 28:6​ –  Devotional

Matthew 28:6

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

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May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for April 17th:

      • Joshua 15:1-63
      • Luke 18:18-43
      • Psalm 86:1-17
      • Proverbs 13:9-10

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for April 17th:

      • Luke 18:18-43
      • Psalm 86:1-17
      • Proverbs 13:9-10

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

ALWAYS DO HIS WILL! – Matthew 12:50 Devotional

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ALWAYS DO HIS WILL!

Matthew 12:50 – Devotional

Matthew 12:50

“For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

I once observed a battle being waged between a mother and her daughter who was about two years old. We used to call them the terrible twos! The little girl stubbornly sat down and refused to walk. The stand-off occurred in a public place which made it embarrassing for her mother.

The frustrated mother walked about fifteen feet away from her daughter and waited for her to come. The girl threw a fit, but she would only walk one or two steps before sitting down once more.

It was more than five or ten minutes before the little one finally gave in and came to her mother. By that time she was bawling her eyes out and both she and her mother were miserable.

As I have relived that scene, I could see the face of God watching us as we fought for our own will instead of yielding to His will. Just as that little girl could not care for herself, so we are not able to adequately know what lies ahead for us. By yielding our will to His will, we allow the Lord to care for us.

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for March 21st:

      • Numbers 32:1-33:39
      • Luke 4:31-5:11
      • Psalm 64:1-10
      • Proverbs 11:2

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for March 21st:

      • Luke 4:31-5:11
      • Psalm 64:1-10
      • Proverbs 11:2

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

HIS SACRED HEAD! – Matthew 27:28-29 Devotional

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HIS SACRED HEAD!

Matthew 27:28-29 – Devotional

Matthew 27:28-29

“They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said.”

I can still remember the pomp and pageantry that surrounded the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II back in 1953. When the crown was placed on her head she wore the symbol of authority.

There was a day some 2,000 years ago when arrogant soldiers placed a cruel crown of thorns on the head of our Lord. There will come a day when a crown will be placed on the head of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ and every knee will bow before Him. Those who scorn Him and mock him here on earth will be on their knees. For them it will be too late. For the true believers it will be the greatest celebration of all time.

Sin has covered us with layer upon layer of filth and grime. It does not matter what we do to get rid of it, it still remains. It is only by the blood that flows from Calvary’s Fountain that we can be cleansed and refreshed.

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded with thorns,
Thine only crown;
O sacred head, what glory,
what bliss till now was thine!
Yet, though despised and gory,
I joy to call thee mine.

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered,
was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression,
but Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
‘Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor,
vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

What language shall I borrow
to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever,
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love to Thee.

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May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for February 25th:

      • Leviticus 16:29-18:30
      • Mark 7:24-8:9
      • Psalm 41:1-13
      • Proverbs 10:15-16

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

Scripture Reading for February 25th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for February 25th:

      • Mark 7:24-8:9
      • Psalm 41:1-13
      • Proverbs 10:15-16

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

SHINE BRIGHT IN THE DARKNESS OF SIN! – Matthew 5:16 Devotional

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SHINE BRIGHT IN THE DARKNESS OF SIN!

Matthew 5:16 –  Devotional

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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Blessings dear hearts. Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for January 30th:

      • Exodus 10:1-12:13
      • Matthew 20:1-28
      • Psalm 25:1-15
      • Proverbs 6:6-11

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

Scripture Reading for January 30th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for January 30th:

      • Matthew 20:1-28
      • Psalm 25:1-15
      • Proverbs 6:6-11

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.