Tag: Treasure

The Treasure And The Pig

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 11:22 says, “As a ring of gold in a pig’s nose, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” The truth of this scripture applies to everyone. Your life is as a gold ring, it’s priceless because you’re made in the image of God. It’s meant to be something beautiful, but if you give yourself to sinfulness; if you give your heart to greed, lust, anger, selfishness, sensuality and the like, you’re degrading something meant to be beautiful. A ring given to a pig will end up in the mud. A life given to sin, will also end up in the mud. If you sell yourself cheap, your life will become cheap. You will become what you give yourself to. If you give yourself to something low, you will be lowered. But if you give yourself to something higher, then your life will be lifted up.

So give yourself to what’s pure, true, and holy. Give yourself to Yeshua, Jesus, the Messiah and your life will be lifted up. Then your life will become the treasure it was meant to be and not a ring in a pig’s nose.

Today’s Mission – Are you giving yourself to a certain sin, an indulgence, or something not of God? Today, make the decision to not degrade yourself anymore. Live your life now as a precious treasure.

by Jonathan Cahn

Answering God’s Call

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

And the Lord . . . called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak, for thy servant heareth. 1 Samuel 3:10

When will men and women realize that when God calls us out He is completely faithful to call us into something better? In his faith, Abraham was against idolatry and idol-making, but that was not his crusade. Because of his faith, God led him into a promised land, into possessions and into the lineage that brought forth the Messiah. The call of God is always to something better—keep that in mind! God calls us into the joys and reality of eternal life. He calls us into purity of life and spirit so that we may acceptably walk with Him. He calls us into a life of service and usefulness that brings glory to Himself as God. He calls us into the sweetest fellowship possible on this earth—the fellowship of the family of God.

If God takes away from us the old, wrinkled, beat-up dollar bill we clutch so desperately, it is only because He wants to exchange it for the whole federal mint, the entire treasury. He is saying, “I have in store for you all the resources of heaven. Help yourself!

by A.W. Tozer