Treasure in Heaven
(Matthew 19:21; Mark 10:21; Luke 12:33; Luke 18:22)
Stock Market? Gold? Bonds? CD’s? Lottery? Retirement? Savings? 401k? IRA?
In an economy as unstable as the worlds economy is, it would be nice to know of a place where there is a sure investment, some stability to sustain you in the tempestous times. Many secularists are more and more pointing people to buy gold, and so far, yes that has been a good investment, BUT, there is something far more better than gold or silver to invest in! In fact, as good as gold or silver is, the Holy Bible declares that “Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; …” Zephaniah 1:18 “They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.” Ezekiel 7:19
There goes the gold and silver, even that will be worth very little in the days ahead! The Holy Bible goes onto say, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Tim 6:17-19
The best investment anyone can make outside of being born again is helping those in need!!!
- “ I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
- “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” Prov 19:17
- “But godliness with contentment is great gain(look that up in the greek sometime). For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” 1 Tim 6:6-8
- “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matt 6:32-34
What good is gold or silver anyway to a dying man? I could name some things a dying man would like to have or would have liked to have or done prior to his dying, 99.9% of people wouldn’t ask for more temporal riches on their death bed.
“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”