Your Treasure Today, Satan’s Foothold Tomorrow

Matthew 6:19-24 Treasures in heaven

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

We tend to grab a hold of the things we think we need.  We clutter our lives until we can no longer recognize our lives with things.  We lose sight of the important things and the meaning as well as the purpose of us being here.  When these things walk out of our lives we mourn them.  When they leave us, so goes our joy and our reason for living.  For a season the LORD God allowed you to collect them just as King Solomon did (Ecclesiastes 2:1-25).   Foolishly we thank God for these things, as we think that the LORD God will allow us to keep them longer.  But they slowly steal His glory and the God given joy of the LORD being our treasure.  We are crushed at the thought of losing our possessions, just like the rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-30).

Think to yourself, what in your life would devastate you if you lost it? what in your life you can’t live without? what in your life brings great joy? If it is not the Lord Jesus Christ, give it over to Him now! Jesus Christ is our heavenly treasure and not the “created things” (blog posting: No Idols).  That area of our lives is a foothold for the enemy and will be used to push us further away from anything of God, for God and the LORD God Himself.

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2 Responses to “Your Treasure Today, Satan’s Foothold Tomorrow”
  1. inspiredword says:

    So true, great Word,!!! Thanks

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  2. Mohammad says:

    Hello wondeful words the same is the teaching of all the prophets, for the sake of my god and yours and he is one please stop believeing god is 3 and jesus is the son of god.
    Please i beg of you, christ is not the son of god, the 25th of december is for the pagans to celebrate not the christians if you truely love christ the way I do research your religion.

    If i was a brother that cared for you your whole life and you did not know it and now i ask you a favour and that favour is not for me it is for you would you give me this one wish?
    if not i will remain praying for you if yes than research your belief, learn read ask me but dont ask with a hard head that wants to eject information but will not recieve.

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