What do you store up?

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 6:19-34 (day two) ” Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. . .but. . .treasures in heaven” (vs19-20)  A dear friend’s mother died recently.  His mom had lived in the same house for 70 years!  After the memorial, he filled two huge dumpsters with things (now useless) that she had saved over the years.  Everyone stores up something.  Intentionally or not.  Memories. . .accomplishments. . .money. . .clothes. . .newspapers. . .  Rather than criticize this human tendency, Jesus redirects it to treasures in heaven (rewards, recognition and approval from the Father for faithful service).  “There is laid up (stored) for me a crown” (2 Timothy 4)  What is one thing that you could do today to shift the emphasis of your life from earth to heaven?  Be as practical as possible! What steps could you take, attitudes could you embrace to harnass this accumulation tendency?  Doing so will have a powerful effect on your heart and your hope.  Jesus knew that our treasures have magnetic powers.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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