Welcome to “Treasures”!–A unique compilation of thrilling Bible stories, relevant spiritual lessons and truths, and a large selection of inspiring articles covering a broad spectrum of subjects that are vital to the Christian who desires to actively live for and serve Jesus Christ in today’s troubled, confusing World!
“Treasures” is not just a cut-and-dry book of religion, theology and Christian doctrines, but like the Bible, the grand old Book that it is based on–that indeed is its FOUNDATION–you will find that these readings are “ALIVE, and full of POWER, sharper than any two-edged sword!”--Hebrews 4:12. This Book is full of the wonderful, living, wonder-working Word of God!
“Treasures” not only presents Biblical Truths in an inspiring, highly-illustrated, enjoyable and easy-to-read format, but it brings the Word of God to LIFE, and you will find that the Spirit of God will use the articles herein to speak to your heart, to feed your soul, to encourage you and inspire you to walk closer to the Lord!
To have this Book in your possession is to possess a veritable GOLDMINE of Scriptural Truth, a TREASURE CHEST of precious riches from God’s Word! Jesus said, “Every teacher who has been instructed and trained for the Kingdom of Heaven, is like a householder who brings forth out of his storehouse TREASURES that are NEW and treasures that are OLD.”–Matthew 13:52.–Which is precisely what this Book will do for you! It will instruct and train you in the ways of the Lord, and enable you to bring wonderful treasures–new and old–out of the great storehouse of God’s Word!
It is our hope and prayer that you will be thrilled to receive such a bountiful “storehouse” of spiritual riches as this Book, and that you will therefore faithfully read and study it. If you do YOUR part, we know the LORD will do HIS, and by His Spirit, He will bring these Words to LIFE for you! If you pray, as King David of old did, “OPEN Thou mine eyes, that I may behold WONDROUS things out of Thy Word”, the Lord will be faithful to answer your prayer!
But some people have asked us WHY it is so important to faithfully read God’s Word every day. Well, have you ever heard the old saying about health, “You ARE what you EAT”? This same principle can easily be applied to your SPIRITUAL health as well, “You ARE what you READ!” WHATEVER you read is spiritual FOOD.–Which is why it’s so important that you read and spiritually feed from the Word of GOD!
Jesus said, “The WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT and they are LIFE!”–John 6:63. Reading the Word of God is what gives us spiritual LIFE, NOURISHMENT, STRENGTH and HEALTH. But if you neglect God’s Word, it’s like cutting off your food supply, which explains why so many Christians today are so spiritually weak, sickly and even dead!
Just like you have to EAT in order to have PHYSICAL health, you have to FEED from the WORD OF GOD if you’re going to have SPIRITUAL health! The Lord tells us, “Like a newborn baby, you should DESIRE the sincere MILK of the WORD that you may GROW thereby!”–1 Peter 2:2. Just as a PHYSICALLY healthy BABY will eagerly suck and drink the milk from his mother’s breast, so the SPIRITUALLY healthy CHRISTIAN will hunger for and eagerly feed from the milk of the Word of God!
Throughout the Bible there are many stories and examples of men who prospered and were mightily blessed because they took time to get their inspiration from the Lord and His Word. The great prophet JEREMIAH, who stood alone against the wicked king, princes and priests of his people, revealed the source of his strength when he said, “I found God’s Words and did EAT them, and His Word was to me the STRENGTH and the REJOICING of my heart!”–Jeremiah 15:16.
JOB, whose faith has been a great encouragement to countless millions, said, “I have not departed from the commandments of His lips, but I have TREASURED the Words of His mouth MORE than my necessary FOOD!”–Job 23:12. If you need more faith, turn to the WORD, “For FAITH comes by hearing the WORD OF GOD!”–Romans 10:17. Israel’s greatest king, DAVID, spoke continually of God’s Word as his guide and strength: “The WORDS of Thy mouth are better to me than thousands of gold and silver, for with them You have given me LIFE! Thy Word is a LAMP to my feet and a LIGHT to my path!”–Psalm 119.
JESUS Himself, when tempted by Satan, fought the Devil by quoting SCRIPTURES, saying, “It is WRITTEN, `Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every WORD that comes from the mouth of GOD!'”–Matthew 4:4. You cannot really fight and resist the Evil One without the “SWORD of the Spirit, which is the WORD of God!”–Ephesians 6:17.
But some have told us, “I have so many OTHER things to read and so much work to do! I can’t find TIME to read the Word!” Well, it’s true, people seem to be more pressured, rushed and busy in today’s hectic World than ever before.–And this, in fact, is precisely WHY we have put “Treasures” together!–To provide you with a wide variety of short, inspirational readings so that you can daily receive some spiritual nourishment to sustain and strengthen you in your walk with the Lord.
You will find that most of these readings are short enough that it will only take you a little time to read one each day. We know that if you will faithfully take–or MAKE–time for the LORD and His WORD, that you will soon be convinced that the few minutes it takes to prayerfully read over these articles each day is well WORTH it!
So PLEASE don’t neglect to read and feed from “Treasures”! See how wonderfully encouraging God’s Word can be, and what a DIFFERENCE it will make in your day! It is FOOD for your SOUL, and will give you strength for the many trials, tests and spiritual battles that you will face! God bless you! We LOVE you!
“BLESSED are your eyes, for they SEE: And your ears, for they HEAR. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which YE see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which YE hear, and have not heard them!”–Matthew 13:16,17.
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