Where is your focus? Where is your heart? The Lord says:
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
The above verse reminds Christians of the futility of the pursuit of earthly things. Christians today face the temptation of being like the world, seeking the treasures on earth. They find security and satisfaction in these things instead of focusing on their relationship with God. Achan in the book of Joshua 7, the rich young ruler in Matthew 19:16-22, and Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11, are some of the examples in the Bible of people who chose the temporary riches of this earth in place of having a relationship with God. Heavenly treasures cannot be lost and they include being rich in good deeds, living for God, lovingly helping others and sharing Christ with them. Are you obsessed with buying things and accumulating wealth or consumed with living and loving like Jesus? When you get so preoccupied with the things of this world, you lose sight of the abundant life God offers you, because the more you have, the more effort and time it takes you to keep up with them. Is your heart seeking the fleeting pleasures and treasures of this world or after a real, lasting and vibrant relationship with God? What can you do this week that has eternal implications? May God lead and empower you to store up eternal treasures.
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