VALUABLES! – Matthew 6:19-21 Devotional

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Matthew 6:19-21 – Devotional

Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasure on earth, were moth and dust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for your yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

It is sad to observe people work themselves into a frenzy trying to amass a nest egg that will provide them with ease and luxury when they retire. The problem is that many work so hard with such singleness of heart that they destroy their closet relationships and sacrifice those closest to them in their frantic efforts.

Occasionally we hear about a famous and wealthy person who becomes so despondent when their fortune slips away that they resort to suicide. The things of this world will always fail to bring the contentment that so many pursue so passionately.

Jesus was well aware of the fickle nature of the human heart. He knew that wealth never brings peace and harmony. Solomon was a classic example of how cheap and hollow the accumulation of worldly riches really is. He seemed to have it all but concluded that it was all vanity.

Jesus teaches us that we are not to devote our efforts to attain the things of this world that will vanish. The Lord will provide us with what we actually need, and when we surrender our will to find and follow His will, we will lay up treasures in heaven that will last for eternity. Treasure in heaven equals peace here below.

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

May 27th: 2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, and Proverbs 16:4-5

New Testament Scripture & Prayer

May 27th: John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, and Proverbs 16:4-5

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