Treasure Your Soul

Treasure Your Soul

Matthew_6-20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew_6-20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew 6: 19 – 21

The Dictionary of Contemporary English defines treasure as “a group of valuable things such as gold, silver, jewels” etc. Laying treasures in heaven is not limited to tithing, but is accompanied by all the acts of obedience to God. Giving money to God’s work is like investing in heaven. But our attention should be to seek fulfilment of God’s purposes in all we do not merely what we do with our money.
What do we treasure in life?

Luke 12: 16-21 records that “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully and he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops? So he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.” And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink and be merry.” But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?” So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God’ (NKJV).

Those who treasure their souls do not labour for earthlu things that will perish. Things that perish are earthly while things that cannot perish are eternal. The rich man in Jesus’ story died before he could begin to use what was stored in his barns. Planning for retirement – preparing for life before death-is wise, but neglecting life after death is disastrous. If you accumulate wealth only to enrich yourself, with no concern for helping others, you will enter eternity empty-handed. What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matt. 16:26 NJKV). Please, treasure your soul!

Why do you save money? To retire? To buy more expensive cars? To build houses? Today, Jesus is challenging us to think beyond earthly blessings or goals and to think about eternal blessings. To use what we have for God’s Kingdom in faith, obedience, and service are the ways to become rich towards God. Treasure your soul for that is the only part of you that will inherit the Kingdom of God.

MEMORY VERSE:
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

PRAYER:
Eternal God, help me to learn how best to treasure my Soul above all earthly things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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