Treasure in Heaven???

Matthew 6:19
[ Treasures in Heaven ] “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Luke 12:33, 34
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Recently real estate investments have gone through a crisis, the stock market it sagging to record lows and people are hawking gold as the place to put your money.  Needless to say there are a lot of people that have felt very let down by several earthly sources of security. 

The Bible has a better idea, get you mind out of this 70 year race for the most toys, and put your focus on the eternal.  Jesus said store up treasure in heaven.  He said to do this by giving to the poor.  He said this kind of investment is solid, it is something you can count on.  How much time, energy, and money have you put in this eternal “bank”. 

When someone new arrives in our country they often come with little more than the clothes they are wearing.   They find themselves in a strange country, not knowing the language and looking to others for help.   These individuals are motivated to improve there situation but for a while they need investments of time and energy by others.  I encourage you to seek out ways you can build eternal treasure.  Read the posts under “Myanmar, You, the Next Chapter” on this blog to find ways you can be involved.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on November 7, 2008, in Not for the Faint of Heart!, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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