Luke 16:19-31

Luke 16:19-31

We have God's Word. Why are you not studying it? Why have you not made it a priority to understand God's Word?What good things do you have in your life? Think about your life for just a moment. What good things do you have and how do you use them? Is your life set aside to be used by God?…

God desires to have mercy on us. He gives us the things that we have to show us mercy now in life, in hopes that we, then, would get the hint and show mercy to others… We have great opportunity around us each and every day. What do we do with those opportunities?…

You know what? God has give us His Word for a very long time to study. God has made available to us the information we need to understand His heart and to know His desire and to know how to live with one another and how to care for one another for a very long time. The only reason why men do not know how to respond to each other in this world is because they have ignored Moses and the prophets. They have ignored God’s Word. They have ignored what God has given to us in order to study to know how to be a part of one another’s lives. How to have compassion, how to show mercy, and how to evangelize one another so that no one has to go to that place of torment…

Miracles do not save men’s souls. Miracles do not convince men to give their lives over to Jesus Christ. Miracles will touch a life and may affect people for a short time, but people are attracted to the miraculous, but they’re not going to believe unless they understand and have studied God’s Word. The greatest miracle that we have is that God gave us His Word in writing, God gave us His Word through people, and God gave us His Word through His Spirit. He didn’t just show up one day and say, “All of you are condemned. I’m tired of watching it,” never having given us warning or told us that we should live a certain way. He has given us His Word for a very long time, and we’ve ignored it…

We have God’s Word. Why are you not studying it? Why have you not made it a priority to understand God’s Word?… We have a responsibility to know and to give our lives over to God’s Word, for it to touch our lives and change our hearts and convince us of the miracle when it happens. And the greatest miracle that could possibly happen for any one of us in this room is that we come to the place of believing that Jesus Christ died on a cross for our sins.

Dave Elkins

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