13 October: Buried Treasure

In current 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.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

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 buried treasure could be hidden right under of feet, without us knowing that it’s there! After reading today’s chapter, it seems to me that we’ve 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 where lifestyle consumerism gives the illusion of wealth, 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 spawned in those around me, when I don’t bury what I have but use every “giving opportunity” that comes my way. [v11]    …Read more?… CLICK to follow “13 October – Additional Notes”

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 Jehovah Jireh: God Will Provide? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   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’m 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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