Treasure Alert!

Part of the Sermon on the Mount by the Lord Jesus Christ is: “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). From the Scripture, it is evident that the reason for the warning is that the treasure itself will influence the things we say and do because “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. The Bible equally tells us to guard our hearts diligently because out of it will flow the issues of life; this then calls for caution! The question then is what treasures then can we collect and store in Heaven that will equally help us in our day to day living upon the face of the earth? The Bible tells us clearly that God, by His divine nature has given us everything we need to live lives that are worthy of Him. These treasures, which have been released to us (for as many that believe and will access them) will help us to not only share in His divine nature but will equally help us to escape the corruption that is so rampant in the world (2Peter 1:3-4) in order to reign with Him in eternity. We are to make every effort to collect, gather and store these treasures, and because of their incorruptible and imperishable nature they will help us to navigate the corruption and decay of the world. The treasures can only be accessed by someone that has faith in Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior. In other words, you must be born again to access them. The treasures are goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection and love: “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2Peter 1:8). These treasures will open our eyes to see and our ears to hear what the Lord is saying to us at every turn; and they will in turn keep us from stumbling. Friend, remember, any treasure that will not make you fruitful in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ the more is subject to moth, theft, rust and decay and such will suffer loss on that DAY. The good news is there is still time for us to get them. Thus, as you go about your daily activities, understand that what you think you are pursuing in the world to make life comfortable for you and your family is not the true treasure but only the one that can be gotten from Heaven. God bless you.


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