Is your life full of treasures that matter? Read my latest blog post and tell me about the riches in your life that matter the most to you.
Jesus spoke of making the right kind of investments in this life. Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
So many people spend their time and energy accumulating the riches of this world. How sad that people do not see the importance of building up treasure in heaven. The fact is that at the end of this life everything we accumulate down here will be left behind. The only thing that will matter then is, how much treasure do we have in heaven. Can we have both? The answer is “yes.” But we must be careful that while accumulating things in this life, we neglect accumulating treasure in heaven.
A tax assessor came one day to a poor minister of the gospel to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay. "What do you possess?" he questioned. "Oh, I am very wealthy," replied the minister. "List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
The man of God replied,
"First, I have everlasting life—John 3:16.
Second, I have a mansion in Heaven—John 14:2.
Thirdly, I have peace that passes understanding— Phil 4:7.
Fourth, I have joy unspeakable—1 Peter 1:8.
Fifth, I have divine love that never fails— 1 Corinthians 13:8.
Sixth, I have a faithful, pious wife—Proverbs 31:10.
Seventh, I have healthy, happy, obedient children—Ex 20:12.
Eighth, I have true, loyal friends—Proverbs 18:24.
Ninth, I have songs in the night—Ps 42:8.
Tenth, I have a crown of life awaiting—James 1:12."
The tax collector closed his book and said, "Truly, you are a very rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation."