For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
This verse is a piercing truth for all of us, but do we truly take it to heart? I thought I did, but I had never honestly examined nor deeply scrutinizing what I valued and where my desires were ultimately satisfied. Being upfront and honest, Martha and I are like kindred spirits in the flesh. But it wasn’t until I actually studied her story that I saw our similarities, and then I was truly frightened. But I am grateful, because without this realization, I never would have fully grasped the perfect doctrine of Matthew 6:21. I want to study Martha’s story with you.
All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall show it unto you. John 16:15
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy word, by stretching forth Thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:29-31
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12:12
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4–7
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
A Psalm of David.
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
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