Eternal Treasure

Are your treasures stored in a place that cannot be robbed? Have you successfully deposited your treasure in a place that will never decay? Is your treasure imperishable? Are you curious where you can deposit to keep your treasures safe?

We deposit money into a bank for safekeeping. We may invest money in the stock market in the hopes of it growing. We may invest our time and money into a business with the expectation of making more money.

We are cautioned about putting our trust in the wealth of this world. Whether we want to admit it or not, everything in this world will decay, crumble, and ultimately be destroyed. It will all fade away, even buildings made of stone.

I’m reminded the Jews thought the temple in Jerusalem would never be destroyed. Jesus told them it would fall. Roughly thirty-five years after Jesus was crucified the Romans destroyed nearly all of Jerusalem, including the temple.

We don’t know the future, with one exception. We know Jesus will return, this earth will be destroyed, a new heaven and new earth will come, and those of us who have put our treasure in heaven will live with God for eternity. The treasure we have stored in heaven will never be destroyed; it will never be stolen.

I pray we all put our treasure in heaven. I pray we invest in our relationships with God. I pray each one of us looks forward to spending eternity with God and reaping the benefits of our investments. Give to the poor. Invest in heavenly treasure. Trust God. Put your treasure where it cannot be destroyed nor stolen.

Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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