Stockpile Treasures

5 Mar

God’s Word:  Matthew 6:19-21    Jesus said, “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars.  Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars.  It’s obvious, isn’t it?  The place where your treasure is–is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)

Do you have possessions or do your possessions have you? Treasure chest There is a fine line between being frugal and hoarding.  Being frugal means holding onto your possessions because you may have a need for them later.  Hoarding means gathering possessions, stashing them away, never using them, just holding tight, and believing that the one who dies with the most possessions somehow wins.

It isn’t the possessions, or lack thereof, that concerns Me.  It is the attitude of the heart toward the possessions.  What is it that motivates you to accumulate your possessions?  That is the question you need to ask yourself.  I already know the answer.  How you use your possessions is the revealing thing.  Possessions are temporary.  If I have blessed you with many possessions you can believe that I expect you to share that blessing with others.

As you ‘give’ unto the least of these—you have ‘given’ unto Me.  Investing in the lives of others is the way to truly stockpile treasure in heaven.  You can’t take the possessions here with you but you send them on ahead when you share them with others.  Treasure people—not possessions!  You are My treasured possessions—you have My heart.  Go thou—and do likewise!

Jesus’ Question for Me: Who or what has your heart?

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  The bank of heaven pays top dividends and has lasting benefits.

My Prayer to God

I praise You that I don’t have to concern myself with earthly treasures.

I am sorry I far too often am concerned with them anyhow.

Thank you for understanding me and loving me anyhow.

Help me rise above earthly treasures and value those things that You value—people and services I can provide.

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