Eyesalve: Handling the Truth

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But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:” II Corinthians 4:2-3


There has been many clever approaches to try to bring people into the kingdom of God. It is often done with the best intentions. Tactics are used because there is a sense that men need an aid to help them understand the word so they can believe. In our text we learn that we are not to handle the word deceitfully. We are not to beat around the bush; we are not to pull the old bait and switch. We must be convinced that the truth is sufficient and effective for bringing people to the Lord, even if it seems difficult to comprehend. Paul concludes this by saying (I will paraphrase), “If the people don’t understand, it isn’t because they can’t understand the truth, it is because they want to remain lost.” Saints, don’t handle the truth deceitfully.

Eyesalve: Sufficient For Today

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Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13


The people recognized that Peter and John were unlearned ignorant men, but that they had been with Jesus. Their boldness came through being with Jesus; if that was sufficient back then, it is still sufficient for today.

Eyesalve: To Much

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And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. 7For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.” Ex. 36:6-7

I recently heard that one of these rich popular preachers asked his church to help make him a billionaire. I’ve noticed these prosperity preachers are no different than the rich people of this world, they can never seem to get enough money. Well they need to know that even God said there was no more need to collect anymore offerings. He even said what came in was already “to much.” If you are content with Christ, then what you have is sufficient. If you are not content with Christ, then you can never have enough.