Thursday, March 27, 2014

Treasure In Heaven

Greetings My Friends;
In Matthew 6:19 – 24 it tells us about storing treasure in heaven rather than on Earth. These verses are like many others in the Bible. When you see them you really have to think about them. If you meditate on them, the truth will come out.
In that same set of verses it tells you that you cannot serve two masters, God and money. Where your riches are so will your heart be.
A typical meditation might be like the following. It is written in Matthew 19:24 Jesus speaking "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God".
In pursuing wealth, almost without exception you must dedicate your life to it. God and family are usually left in the shadows. Wealth by itself is subject to laws of one kind or another. Wealth gives you no peace, because you worry about keeping it, or making more. It does not fill the emptiness you feel in your heart. What it usually costs you is eternal life when you die, your family while you are alive, and a life without peace.
This subject is so much bigger than a page or two, and requires someone much more knowledgeable than me. Read Ecclesiastes to get a much better picture of what I am trying to say.
Let's go on with the treasures in heaven part. The treasures naturally start with being there. When you pursue the kingdom of God first, with all your heart, you will be there.
As far as the other treasures you store in heaven, here are some of what I think they are. Love for your fellow man: feed the hungry, help the poor , pray for the sick, the generous to those in need, witness for Jesus. Any and all unselfish acts on your part add to the treasure pile.
Kind, thoughtful acts toward another person, also add to the pile. To put it in its simplest terms, love the Lord with all your heart, and follow and do what Jesus taught us to do to the best of your ability.
You may fall short a number of times, but unlike treasure on earth, treasure in heaven will not diminish because you made a mistake. On earth value can drop, but in the Lord's kingdom, his exchange rate never goes down.
When you dedicate your life to piling up treasure in heaven, you are also serving God. You are a rich man, that does enter the kingdom of heaven.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Yahweh bless you and keep you
Yahweh cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you
Yahweh lift up his face unto you, and appoint unto you peace.