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Where is Your Treasure?


Those are surely prophetic words from Jesus to (despite the economic situation) the still-rich western world today. Some of us need a divorce from our credit card. The million-dollar question: Is our heart in God's kingdom or is it in material goods?

It's not easy for believers to resist the media's daily assault on our minds. They persuade us to buy the latest gadget. They subtly suggest that without such things we're not a "success;" that life isn't complete unless we have a home entertainment theatre and a yearly trip to Europe.

The Bible tells us not to conform with the world (Romans 12:2), and to be content with what we have (1 Timothy 6:8-9). God knows our every need and He will supply it if we have a heart toward Him.

If our heart is in temporary worldly treasures, we must remember there are no pockets in a shroud, and dollar bills in a coffin are useless to the departed. Or as Paul tells Timothy, we can take nothing material out of this world (1 Timothy 6:7).

So we must resist seeking after financial stardom and set our sights on what is eternal. There is no greater investment for our soul and spirit than to trust in the One who owns the cattle on a thousand hills.

Our treasure is not found in a suitcase full of dollars but in seeking God, doing His will, furthering His cause, not our own. Is your total trust right now in the One who holds the future?

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Romans 12:2
[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 Timothy 6:8-9
[8] And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. [9] But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1 Timothy 6:7
[7] For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

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