13 October: Buried Treasure

With the financial instability, national and personal debt, growing unemployment and charities like CAP UK[a] with long waiting lists to see new clients in financial need, today’s chapter is all about understanding how much treasure we’re sitting on… …

READ 2 CORINTHIANS 9  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


2cor9bWhen we moved into our house over two decades ago, we found out that it was built on a region of historic importance dating back 2,000 years. It certainly made me wonder what “treasure” could be buried right under of feet without us knowing that it’s there. After reading today’s chapter, it seems to me that we have two options when it comes to treasure. We can bury it or use it.

Some say they’re unable to give to needs, because they don’t have treasure. Others live in cultures of consumerism on lifestyles that appear to be wealthy, but even their generosity is on credit. In all issues through this life, including the issue in today’s chapter of giving to the myriad of needs out there, I need to be realistic (and honest) with what I have [v7]; what I can use for helping others [v8]; and what I need. [v10]  The umbrella idea is that “glory and thanks to God” can be generated in those around me, when I use every opportunity that comes my way. [v11]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak directly with our Great Provider? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

How great You are, Sovereign Lord! There’s no one like You, and there’s no God but You, just as we’ve heard with our own ears. [2 Samuel 7:22]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread… 

  • The World: Growth of Believers in Russia[c]
  • Your Nation: Your country’s response to needs in S’America
  • Yourself: Spiritual Insight
  • Your concerns for today
Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help. Don’t be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with You as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were. [Psalm 39:12]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Again and again You sent the prophets to us, Lord, asking us to “turn from our wicked ways, reform our actions and don’t serve other ‘gods’”. Although You promised that we’ll live long in the place that You’ve provided for us, we’ve not paid attention or listened to You. For that I am sorry, Lord. [Jeremiah 35:15]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Thank-you Father God, for Your Holy Spirit. He’s the deposit guaranteeing my inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession. Praise to Your glory! [Ephesians 1:14]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing our Maker’s script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from His Handbook in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker

Honour the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all you produce. [Proverbs 3:9]

[a] https://capuk.org/

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/russ/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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