Storing up treasure in heaven Part 1

Updated: Apr 5

New 5 part mini-series


This week our mini-series topic will be storing up treasure in heaven.


Keynote scripture Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)


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.




Worldly mindedness focuses on material things

Heavenly mindedness dwells on the invisible and should in the main be hidden from public view.

What earthly treasures does this scripture refer to?

What can be destroyed by moths and mice?

What can be stolen by thieves breaking into our property?


It seems to me that the only thing we can take to heaven are people (especially our families), and this is only achievable by love as exercised in its many and various forms…prayer, giving, sacrifice, fasting, kindness and forgiveness etc.


These actions when empowered by your love (see 1 Corinthians 13) which will influence the people who we meet in life e.g.


When you love, you show mercy.

When you love, you forgive.

When you love, you forbear.

When you love, you are kind.

When you love, you are patient.


Where does the love come from?


Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Day by day, minute by minute the Holy Spirit is pouring God's agape love into each believer's heart.

Let it show!

Let it flow!

Let it produce the fruit of the Spirit in your life!



Amen


Your closing prayer.


Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868)

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