September 17th

treasureMATTHEW 6

An inheritance beyond price

SCRIPTURE

(v19) “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…

OBSERVATION

I once knew a man who gave me a lift home and on the way past a very nice house, he said: “Every time I drive past that house I could weep, because it once was mine and I lost it when my business failed”.  Now he has passed away, but I am glad that he was a believer and is enjoying the riches of heaven. I am no better than him, because I too, can get very preoccupied with the treasures of this world and forget that even my house will one day be lived in by someone else.

APPLICATION

Let us remember that our earthly possessions will only be ours for a few more years and focus instead on eternal treasure.

PRAYER

Loving Lord, thank you that you promise your people an inheritance beyond price. Help me store up treasures in heaven. Amen.