July 27, Pleasures and Treasures

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Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
—Colossians 3:2
Let the Bible experts split it up however they will, let them divide and subdivide it, then tack on a couple of Greek verbs. But when they are through, I will still believe that the kingdom of God is the realm of the Holy Spirit into which men and women enter when they are born from above.
Yes, that invisible world that God has revealed is more real, more lasting, more eternal than this world we are in now. That is why God has given us the prophets and His revelation in His Word. He wants us to be able to look in on the coming world….
Of all the calamities that have been visited upon this world and its inhabitants, the willing surrender of the human spirit to materialistic values is the worst!
We who were made for higher worlds are accepting the ways of this world as the ultimate. That is a tragedy of staggering proportions. MMG101-102
Moses turned his back on the pleasures and treasures of Egypt. Would we, could we turn our backs on the cash, the comforts, the conveniences we have in order to be the people of God? MMG085
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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