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WHAT'S YOUR OPINION OF SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS? (3 OF 4)
Series: Old Testament "Profits"
1. C.F. Banner asked, "Which disturbs you the most?"
A soul lost in Hell...or a scratch on your new
You're missing the worship service...or missing a
A sermon ten minutes long...or lunch a half hour
The church not growing...or the garden not
Your Bible being unopened...or your newspaper not
Your children being late for school...or late for
The offerings decreasing...or your income
Your church work being neglected...or your
housework being neglected?
Missing a good Bible lesson...or missing a
favorite T.V. program?
2. Your answer would be determined by what you value
the most as a person. How you answer would depend on
how you feel about spiritual matters verses all other
matters in your life.
3. In our present series of messages that I have
entitled "Old Testament Profits" we are looking at
those in the Old Testament that questioned the value
and profit of certain spiritual matters. In Malachi we
saw those who questioned the value of serving God.
They said in Malachi 3:14, "Ye have said, It is vain
to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept
his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully
before the Lord of hosts?"
4. In the book of Job we saw those who questioned the
value and profit of prayer. We read in Job 21:15,
"What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and
what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?"
5. Today we see that Esau questioned the value of
spiritual blessings. We hear him saying in Genesis
25:32, "And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to
die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?"
6. We once again see our word "profit" and again some
divine matter is being questioned as to its value and
profit. That which is being questioned is th ...
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