Store your treasures in heaven
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Jeanne and I spent this past weekend in Orange Beach, Ala. My daughter, Ronny, and her husband, Michael, rented a condo in Turquoise Place for a few weeks. We were on the 22nd floor of a 2,300-square-foot condo and a 400-square-foot balcony, which had a grill and a hot tub that overlooked the beach. The place was gorgeous with everything imaginable to make one feel like this is really living. The living area had a fireplace and TV, and there was a TV in each bedroom and also one in the master bathroom.
The property had five swimming pools (two heated), an exercise room, steam rooms, sauna, you name it, and everything one could imagine was within our reach.
With all of this, I couldn’t help but wonder if our desire for comfort and pleasure will ever be satisfied. The answer to that is never.
My thoughts then went out to the less fortunate in God’s world — the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the lonely and the abused. I felt a little guilty about enjoying so much when so many had so little. I was reminded that life isn’t fair, but God is!
I’m grateful that God has supplied my every need, which has allowed me to enjoy a comfortable life. I
do admit that, at times, I wish
my family and I had more than
just our needs. When I focus on
the material things in this life, I
forget about what God’s Word
In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus said, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value, and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven your heart will be there too.”
The bottom line is everything we possess here on earth will one day be gone. I choose to have faith in what Jesus told Simon Peter before his death, when Peter asked, “Where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Trust Me.” In John 14:2, He said, ”In My Father’s house, there are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
I’ll be patient and wait for my eternal home.
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