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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's Unreasonable to Do is Treasure

"You can't take it with you—
but you can send it on ahead."
~ Dean Stewart

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you ..."
~ Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)

Who invites a second slap upon the cheek? What defendant offers the plaintiff double? Without the Holy Spirit, our response to such directives is incredulity rather than compliance.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven ..."
~ Matthew 6:19-20 (NKJV)

Each time we love and bless and do good is a deposit into our stores of heavenly treasure.

Lord, Your wisdom and love defy human logic. Please increase our faith to trust and obey You.

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  1. As we discussed, sometimes God prompts us to live in a counterculture way, in a way that would surprise others, but that is the true reward.

    Sending love and gratitude for your encouragement!
    ~ Wendy

  2. You bless me, as always. I love you.

  3. All I can say is, Amen. Thank you , Anne.

  4. Wendy ~

    I'm grateful for YOU! :D Don't we serve a God of surprises?

  5. Bud ~

    Thank you for the word of affirmation. : )

  6. Jason ~

    I'm grateful for your encouragement.

  7. I like that quote and the possibilities offered.

  8. Another thought that I often heard, was "Give until it hurts!" That does go not just for money, but giving of ones self in love for others. Great Post

  9. Susan ~

    The quote was used during a series on giving my pastor preached during the Christmas season. There are many ways we give ...

  10. Hazel Moon ~

    And any willing sacrifice given with love and the pain of passion is repaid far above what it costs.


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