Treasures in Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is there your heart will also be.” 


Matt 6:19-21

It is hard for us to gaze into eternity, because the only way we can look there is by faith.  To see by faith is to understand our lives and the world we live in by what God tells us in His word.  We don’t have the luxury to see what lies beyond the grave, we only have the promises of God in Scripture that describes what our lives will be like when we get to heaven one day.


Jesus in Matthew 6:19-21 is pleading with us that the real riches that you and I have, are not material in substance, but have to do with our relationship with God.  This is foolishness to the world.  Without faith it is impossible to see the things of God.  That is why talking about God and a faith perspective seems foolishness to an unbelieving world… 


The world believes that the stuff around us has the greatest importance for our lives because we can see it, touch it, and feel it.  But we should find it interesting that Jesus uses a material example to help us understand a spiritual truth "moth and rust" will destroy things over time.  "Thieves can steal it."  In other words, it doesn’t last and doesn’t provide real security.


Our real wealth is in what we invest in the kingdom of God.  Our relationship with God that comes through Jesus Christ.  Sseeking Him, spending time with Him, and understanding God’s will for our lives, especially in their area of money.  Our real wealth is investing in God’s work here on earth.  Using our spiritual gifts and our resources of time and money for the gospel of Jesus Christ will go with us into eternity.  These are the things that cannot be taken away.