August 8, 2000
Speaker was Jesse DuPlantis
Title of message is "God loves me more than He loves money"
2 Chronicles 1:6
6 And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the LORD, which [was] at the tabernacle of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
God notices what you give
2 Chronicles 1:7-12
7 On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask! What shall I give you?" 8 And Solomon said to God: "You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9 "Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 "Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?" 11 And God said to Solomon: "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life -- but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king -- 12 "wisdom and knowledge [are] granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who [were] before you, nor shall any after you have the like."
1 Kings 10:1-5,10
1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. 2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3 So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain [it] to her. 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
10 Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son,] who would betray Him, said, 5 "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. 7 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8 "For the poor you�
have with you always, but Me you do not have always."
This is the only place in the Bible where someone gave Jesus a gift for his
Everything in life hangs on the wisdom of your choice
You cannot buy the blessing of God
3 parts/steps of Wisdom
1. Knowledge to Discern
2. Skill to Judge
3. Activity to Prosecute
Trying to accomplish my Destiny and reach my Destination
God is not likely to come to you at night if you're not mindful of Him during
Faith destroys all distance between God and Man
I Don't let someone's misery affect my Joy
Shallow streams make the greatest noise
What Judas took from the bag was nothing like what the bag took from Judas
20 And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men come to
call you, rise [and] go with them; but only the word which I speak to you --
that you shall do." 21 So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled his donkey,
and went with the princes of Moab. 22 Then God's anger was aroused because he
went, and the Angel of the LORD took His stand in the way as an adversary
against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants [were] with
God's anger was aroused because he went, but the men did not come to
call him first. He was greedy.
Jesus is the world's perfect revelation of God!
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