by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Tape #93, CT1181

Joshua 3:2-5

Some of you can remember when your children were much younger, and your
family budget allowed you the privilege to go to the local steak house
occasionaly. You would order a steak of course, but the children only wanted a
hamburger. Those were wonderful days. As they got older, however, they decided
that steak was better than hamburger. You had passed through an era in your
I'll never forget those days. Back then you could even split the hamburger
in half and that was still enough for two of them! Those days are gone forever
around our household, and maybe yours, too.' But we can remember being quite
amused that they had their choice of steak and hamburger, and they'd choose
hamburger every time. I love hamburgers too, but you get the point.
It's similar to what happens in the Christian life. The Lord has a
tremendous feast prepared for His children, but some folks would just rather eat
hamburger than steak. They just don't understand how wonderfully God has
provided for us in the promised land of spiritual possession. He wants to give
us steak, but it's so much easier to settle for hamburger.
If you're not a Christian, you may not know exactly what I'm talking about.
Maybe the Holy Spirit is pushing you hard and you're thinking about Jesus Christ
and being saved. If so, what I'm saying will begin to make some sense to you.
If you're lost, the Bible says you're in terrible peril, without happiness,
without help, without heaven, without Him. You find yourself in an awful place
of isolation.
But even if you are saved, some of you have been wandering about in the
wilderness. You have hope, you have help, you have heaven, you have holiness,
you have Him--and yet you are eating hamburger when God wants to give you
In Joshua chapter 3, there is a tr ...

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