Devotionals by Dr. Michael Youssef

The Root of All Evil

Money and prosperity not only have the ability to create conflict between family members and friends, they can also wreak havoc in the Christian community. In many ways, nothing has a greater ability to derail ministry work than a rich endowment.

Some Christian leaders may balk at this statement, but the truth is not hard to discern. Many of America's universities were founded on Christian principles and values, but have since abandoned their faith. When their endowments grew larger, their commitment and devotion to godly education grew smaller. They adjusted their ethics to reflect the views of their contributors.

Both Lot and Abraham were wealthy men. However, there was a tremendous difference in their love for God. Abraham's quest was to follow God by faith, while Lot lived for the moment and to gain more than he had been given.

Have you ever been tempted to make the same type of decision? You may have waited a long time to enjoy the goodness of God's blessing, but be careful. Don't allow the temptation of self-centeredness to grasp your heart. Remember, you do not have to be wealthy to be consumed by thoughts of greed. Anyone can become entrapped by the world's lusts and passions.

Abraham refused to allow his wealth to control him. Lot, on the other hand, allowed the size of his herd and bank roll to negatively influence his worship of God. Open your life up to the Savior. Trust Him for your future and lay aside the destructive thoughts of envy and jealousy.

Lord, teach me how to enjoy what You have given and not allow it to take Your place.

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6).

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A cross is a dangerous thing—despised, hated, and rejected. Today, forces are at work to strip the cross from public venues and to minimize its significance in our personal lives. Christians must stand up against these attacks and defend the cross as a symbol of the love and grace of God toward man.   In his popular book When The Crosses Are Gone, Dr. Michael Youssef provides a diagnosis of the insanity of the current culture and a prescription for restoring sanity to a world gone mad.   Call Leading The Way at 800-538-7677 to become a Monthly Fellowship Partner and receive your complimentary copy today. Your monthly gifts will enable us to passionately proclaim uncompromising Biblical Truth around the world.

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Along with partners committed to changing the world, Dr. Michael Youssef is leading the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ. By passionately proclaiming uncompromising Truth through creative methods, this international team of experts is uniquely providing hope that is revolutionizing lives at home — and around the world.

Now celebrating 26 years of ministry,Leading The Way's television and radio programs are broadcast in more than 24 languages, covering more than 190 countriesLeading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazinesolar-poweredNavigators, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. In 2009, the ministry launched THE KINGDOM SAT television channel to broadcast Biblical Truth from 50 ministry partners to five continents on five satellite platforms in English, Arabic and French. Leading The Way also partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God's Kingdom to grow around the world and funds Help The Persecuted to provide vital aid to believers being persecuted for their faith in Christ.

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About Dr. Michael Youssef

Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams. His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast more than 4,000 times per week in 24 languages to more than 190 countries. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt, lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He has authored more than 30 books, including the most recent, God, Just Tell Me What to Do. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

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