Monday 11th November, 2019
Theme: Treasure Of The Heart
Passage: Matthew 12:22- 37
The heart is the seat of actions we take and words we speak. The things that occupy our time and attention are what we really treasure. The reality of life is that the heart cannot but think something. It cannot be idle. If we occupy our heart with things that are above, where Christ is, at the right hand of the Father, God will continually give revelation of hidden things that physical eyes cannot see and hear what physical ears cannot hear. God will make us wiser than our enemy. But if the heart is occupied with things below, corruption of various forms will fill the heart. This phenomenon will make a man/woman call good bad, and bad good like the Pharisees in the passage today. They ascribed Jesus’ power of healing and deliverance to Beelzebub, the ruler of demons.
Regardless of what we want God to think of us, the true condition of our heart becomes clear on how and where we use our time, money and talents. When we invest the resources of time, money and talents to the Kingdom Business it shows our heart is in tune with God and our treasure is in heaven.
No Christian can be a blessing to his or her generation if the treasure of the heart is laid on ephemeral things. Jesus enjoins us to lay our treasure in heaven where moth and rust or thieves cannot break into and steal (Matt. 6:19-21).
MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 12:35 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”
HYMN: MHB 406 – MY God I am Thine
PRAYER: Lord, make my heart Your dwelling place and give no room for evil things to dwell there. Also continually encourage me to invest my resources for the expansion of Your Kingdom on earth, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
READ: Day -Heb 7-8; Night -Jer 37-39
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