“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
The Savior contrasts earthly riches and heavenly riches in this passage. And the contrast is very stark indeed.
Earthly riches are temporary. They only last for a season. Earthly riches are susceptible to decay and can be stolen. Earthly treasures may have a place in our lives but they are terrible foundations on which to build one’s life.
Heavenly riches, by contrast, are eternal and lasting. They cannot be touched by earthly sin, greed, or power. We lay up riches in heaven by serving God, trusting Him, giving to His church, loving others, and through many other acts of worship and service.
Where is your treasure? It is it in heaven or on earth? Remember Jesus Words—“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
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