Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Where is Your Treasure?
Today we begin a new series called Treasure. The entire series is based on the words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 6. Here’s the Scripture for today—Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
And as you think about these words, ask yourself this question:
Where is your treasure?
Today is All Saints Day, and we’re celebrating the lives of the saints who have gone on before us.
So, what do you think those saints are doing right now?
Do you think they’re sitting up in heaven saying things like…
– “Man, I wish I had a flat screen TV!”
– “Hey you – that’s my car! That’s my coat—I might need that! Hey, those are my golf clubs, put those back – you’re gonna ruin ‘em with that swing of yours!”
– “Oh how I wish I had spent more time at the office?”
– Do you think they’re looking into the eyes of people they loved on earth –who they’re now going to live with forever—and saying, “I’m so glad I invested in our relationship?”
– Do you think they’re looking into the face of God and saying, “I’m so glad I got to know you on earth?”
– Do you think they’re still treasuring the fact that when they got there they heard Jesus say, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was naked and you clothed me, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was sick and in prison, and you visited me?”
– Do you think perhaps these words are still ringing in their ears—the words they heard when they first arrived: “Well done, good and faithful servant?”