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Friday, December 21, 2007

Wealth And Riches Which Never Lose Their Value

Wealth and riches which never lose their value and which can never be stolen are offered to all who wish to receive them.

Have you ever wanted to be truly blessed, and your life enriched abundantly?

Many people seek this but do not know where to find such wealth.

God shows us how we can be blessed, and He indicates the path of blessing, and for blessing. Of course, He also warns us what will happen if we ignore His ways.

There is a very real blessing to be received and enjoyed when a man takes his counsel from men of God.

Blessed is the person who comes to God, and God's Word, and to God's men, for advice, and help in time of trouble and need.

If we take the wrong counsel and advice, we will find ourselves hanging around in the company of those who do not know Jesus or keep His Word, and that will do us no good.

Blessed is the man who can say "NO" positively. No, I am not doing that. No, I am not going there. No, I will not be with you.

Do you know what gradually happens?

We have the picture of a man walking with the ungodly, and a series of steps leads him to make certain commitments.

This man stands in this company, and before he knows it, he is sitting alongside them, agreeing with them, and perhaps beginning to scoff and mock at the things of God.

There does not appear to be any room for compromise here. Sin grows.

When we move into sinner's company, we begin to think like them, speak like them, and act like them.

Yes, we have to work alongside all kinds of people in the world, but our fellowship is in Christ, and with those who are in Christ.

It takes courage to say "Yes" and it also takes courage to say "No", and it is important to speak the right word at the right time.

All this can be found in the opening Psalm. Do take time to read these few sentences. Let them sink in. Let them be a channel through which the enriching blessings of God can flow.

Sandy Shaw

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children's Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

He broadcasts regularly on WSHO radio out of New Orleans, and writes a weekly commentary at entitled "Word from Scotland" on various biblical themes, as well as a weekly newspaper column.

His M.A. and B.D. degrees are from The University of Edinburgh, and he continues to run and exercise regularly to maintain a level of physical fitness.

Sandy Shaw


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