The Treasure Principle Book Report

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  • Topic: Amazing Grace, Randy Alcorn, 2006 albums
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The Treasure Principle is an amazing book that should challenge all who read it. On the back there is a quote by Howard Dayton, which says, “The Treasure Principle will change your life!” And only by God’s amazing grace, I truly do believe, that this book has changed my life. Before reading this book, I was engulfed by the possessions of this world, and how I could obtain them. All the money I had went to buying myself new shoes, sports equipment, etc. I understand that there is nothing wrong with buying new stuff, but there wasn’t any balance in this area of my life. I never thought about giving my money to the Lord or to the needy, I really just thought that was a waste of money. I felt like I needed stuff for myself to be cool, or to look cool, but God showed me how terribly wrong I was. After reading this book for about ten minutes, I was already deeply affected by the truths that I was reading in the first couple of pages of this book. It talks about how earthly treasures will not last forever, but the treasures that we store up in heaven will last for eternity. Randy Alcorn uses the section in Matthew 6:19-21[->0], to prove his point. It says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This verse really challenged me, and made me search my heart, and find where my treasure really was. The Lord was showing me throughout this time, that my treasure wasn’t fully in Him, but it was in the possessions of this world. One thing Randy said that really hit me was that storing up treasures on earth isn’t simply wrong, it is just plain stupid. He used a verse in Proverbs, which says, “Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” He...
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