Re:Verse passage – Luke 12:13-21 (day two)
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ 21 So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” vs. 20-21
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20-21
Two sides of the same coin. The old adage states that you can’t take it with you, and if you look only at the passage from Luke, it holds true. If, however, you look to Matthew’s words there is a different message. It comes down to what “it” is. Money, real estate, possessions – things things will all disappear. The business of heaven deals with how you have invested in Kingdom work. How have you loved well? This will carry a heavenly reward. How have you ministered to the needy, the lost, the widow, and orphan? This will be measured against a life, and celebrated. Invest well.