“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."-Matthew 6:19-21 What is important to you? What do you spend your time on? What do you spend your resources on? Take a few minutes to consider this (I'll wait). What is on your list? Most of it (if not all) is actually good. Now, where is God in the middle of your list? Is He a piece of the things on your list? Is He a part? Or, is He the reason? Part of the problem many of us have is that we have a list of good investments in our life, home, family, careers, school, and so on, but God is either only a piece, or a small portion of that investment we are chasing. The Father is the Chairman of the Board (in our minds), and as long as He's number one, we're good, right? Unfortunately, that's where so many of us miss the point. God doesn't want to be the chairman, or the first of many, He wants to be the One and Only. This world, and even our bodies, livelihoods, and families, will eventually pass away. None of the investments we make in the physical can truly yield in to the eternal, UNLESS it's all about the Holy One. As we go through this life, we should remember that we can't take any of it with us, businesses eventually fail, marriages end in death, and children grow up and begin lives of their own. But what we sew in to eternity lasts forever. Why? Because we can't take the physical with us, but souls won to Christ remain in Him forever. Treasures in heaven cannot be stolen, broken, or wear out. They last forever. Sew in to eternity. Invest in what lasts forever, and let Jesus be the reason for everything you do. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
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