Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:20, niv
Gold is one of our most precious commodities. We hoard gold, we wear gold, we invest in gold, we work hard for more gold—we love gold! We sacrifice our families, our friends, our reputations, our health—all so that we can increase our supply of earthly treasures. We want to buy more things . . .
so we can dust more things
so we can break more things
so we can get more things
so we can show off more things
—none of which will last!
Jesus commanded His disciples not to lay up treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and where thieves break in and steal, but to lay up treasures in Heaven. I wonder what treasures we will have in Heaven as evidence of our work and witness on earth—if any? While it is said we can take nothing with us to heaven—we can! We can take somebody else!
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