Weekly Devotional: A Spiritual Check-up

Body of female doctorRead Mark 11:12-26

A spiritual check-up is necessary if we are to achieve our maximum potential.  Jeremiah warns, “The heart is deceitful above all things, / And desperately wicked; / Who can know it?  I, the Lord, search the heart, / I test the mind, / Even to give every man according to his ways, / According to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:9-10).  Therefore, I do not recommend that you trust your self-diagnosis.  David, a man after God’s own heart, understood this when he prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; / Try me, and know my anxieties; / And see if there is any wicked way in me, / And lead me in the way everlasting.”

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Weekly Devotional – Things Money Can’t Buy

freeimage-497067“Money answers everything”, said Solomon, (Ecclesiastes 10:19b).  David George Moore, author of The Battle for Hell, explains in his commentary on Ecclesiastes, “Although verse 19 is somewhat enigmatic, it does seem to point to the fact that the fool believes that earthly things are the way to achieve the good life.”

Allow me to point out at least three things money can’t buy.

Money can’t buy happiness.  Someone quipped, “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer.”  In a similar way Dr. Lawrence O. Richards, writes, “On wealth ([Ecclesiastes] 10:19).  No, money won’t buy happiness, but it will buy most other things.  You’re much better off with it.  After all, you may as well enjoy your misery!”

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