Where is your heart? Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"
"11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes,
which I command thee this day:12 Lest thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt;13 And thy herds
and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;14 Then thine heart
be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;15
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where no water; who brought
thee forth water out of the rock of flint;16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he
humble thee, and that he prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might
of hand hath gotten me this wealth.18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for He that giveth thee power to get wealth,
that he establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as this day.19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the
LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely
perish.20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient
unto the voice of the LORD your God"
This material wealth is a picture of the spiritual riches that are
promised in Christ; the nation of Israel enjoyed this material wealth because of the covenant with Abraham, the people were
to remember that God Almighty had given them this wealth. Their trust was to be in the work of the Almighty (Salvation or
free from bondage) not in gold and silver = wealth (money)
Job 31:24-28 "24 If I have made gold my hope, or
have said to the fine gold, my confidence;25 If I rejoiced because my wealth great, and because mine hand had gotten much;26
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking [in] brightness;27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my
mouth hath kissed my hand:28 This also an iniquity the judge: for I have denied the God above"
"A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked"
elect/chosen people are righteous because we are found in Christ.
Psalm 49:6-10 "6 They that trust in their
wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;7 None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God
a ransom for him:8 (For the redemption of their soul precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)9 That he still live for ever, [and]
not see corruption.10 For he seeth wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to
Psalm 52:1-7 "1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God continually.2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.3 Thou lovest evil more than good; lying rather than
to speak righteousness. Selah.4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O deceitful tongue.5 God shall likewise destroy thee for
ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.6
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:7 Lo, the man made not God his strength; but trusted in the
abundance of his riches, strengthened himself in his wickedness"
Verse 3 "Thou lovest
evil more than good" Remember Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two
masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,
and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon"
16:13 "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will
hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon"
1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows"
= treasure or riches. Those who teach physical things (physical tithing, physical water baptism and physical communion) love
evil more than good.
Psalm 62:7-10 "7 In God my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength,
my refuge in God.8 Trust in him at all times people, pour out your heart before him: God a refuge for us. Selah.9 Surely men
of low degree vanity, men of high degree a lie: to be laid in the balance, they altogether vanity.10 Trust not in oppression,
and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart"
Proverbs 11:4 "Riches profit
not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death"
Proverbs 11:28 "He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch"
Proverbs 22:1 "A name rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold"
Proverbs 18:11 "The rich man's wealth his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit"
23:4 "Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom"
Proverbs 28:22 "He that
hasteth to be rich, an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him"
poverty is spiritual poverty; this man does not know the message "Salvation is of the Lord" He trusts in his doings
and in the abundance of material wealth.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 "23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not
the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might, let not the rich glory in his riches:24 But let him
that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness, in the earth: for in these I delight, saith the LORD"
Matthew 13:22 "He also that
received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke
the word, and he becometh unfruitful"
Remember, the Seed is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mark 4:19 "And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering
in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful"
Mark 10:23-24 "23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith
unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!24 And the disciples were astonished
at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter
into the kingdom of God!"
Luke 8:14-15 "14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they
have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.15 But
that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit
The Lord Jesus Christ took me through many congregations of different denominations, and
many Christians brothers after the service all they wanted to talk was about the cares and riches and pleasures of life, they
did not wanted to hear about this great Salvation Christ is bringing to His people. Many did not understand when I declared
that I had not made a decision for Salvation.
Luke 18:18-24 "18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none good, save one:
God.20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour
thy father and thy mother.21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he
said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come, follow me.23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.24 And when Jesus saw
that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!"
22, "sell all that thou hast" do not trust you are a child of God because you have this wealth; but today look to
Christ for the Salvation of your soul. It is in your heart that you got to sell all that you have; read the book of Job and
you do not have to go too far to see that he lost it all in one day, but still Job trusted in his God.
verse 23 says this man was very rich; he was trusting in his doings (verse 21, all these have I kept from my youth) he could
not see he was a sinner and was trusting in his material riches.
Job 1:20-22 "20 Then Job
arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,21 And said, Naked came I out
of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of
the LORD.22 in all this job sinned not, nor charge God foolishly"
If God would take this material
riches, would you still trust Him? It was very early in my Christian life that I prayed to my Heavenly Father to make me a
Job, to loose it all and still trust in Him for the Salvation of my soul, and He has done it for His glory.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 "17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain
riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works,
ready to distribute, willing to communicate;19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
that they lay hold on eternal life"
James 5:1-3 "1 Go now rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that
shall come upon.2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust
of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the
2:4-7 "4 But God, who is rich in
mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)6 And hath raised up together, and made sit together in heavenly in Christ Jesus:7 That in the ages to come he shew the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us through Christ Jesus"
2:12 "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed all
they that put their trust in him"
Kiss the Son = The Lord Jesus Christ (the Son of God)
Psalm 5:11 "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them
ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee"
9:9-10 "9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.10 And they that know thy
name will put their trust in thee: for thou LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee"
Psalm 16:1 "Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust"
Psalm 18:2 & 30 "2 The LORD my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength in whom I will
trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower" "30 God, his way perfect:
the word of the LORD is tried: he a buckler to all those that trust in him"
Psalm 25:20 "O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust
Psalm 40:4 "Blessed that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies"
Psalm 31:1,6 & 19 "1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust;
let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness"
Righteousness = Christ
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD"
who believe in the freewill of man doctrine regard lying vanities; teaching men that they are in control of life, when God
is in control of everything, their destiny also.
"19 how great thy goodness, which thou hast
laid up for them that fear thee; thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons
To fear the Lord is to proclaim His Salvation.
6:19-21 "19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"
SALVATION IS OF THE LORD (God is in control) I hope your hearts be comforted, being
knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of
God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!