Where’s Your Treasure?

Earthly treasure. The proverbial “riches of this world“, the “silver an’ gold“…

Where’s YOURS at?!? 

 

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WHERE’S YOUR TREASURE?

George W. Truett, a well-known pastor in the mid-1900s, was invited to dinner in the home of a very wealthy man in Texas. When the meal was finished, the gracious host took Pastor Truett to a high place where they could get a good view of the surrounding area.

Pointing to the oil wells on the horizon to the north, he boasted, “Twenty-five years ago I had nothing. Now, as far as you can see, it’s all mine!”

Looking south at his sprawling fields of grain, he said, “That’s all mine too.”

And then, turning east toward huge herds of cattle, he bragged, “They’re all mine also.”

Then pointing to the west and a beautiful forest, he exclaimed, “That too is all mine.”

North, South, East and West. All his. He had it all, and wanted it known, too.

He paused, waiting for Dr. Truett to compliment him on his great success.

However, Truett placed one hand on the man’s shoulder, pointed heavenward with the other, and simply asked,

“How much do you have in THAT direction?”

The man was surprised and confessed, “I haven’t really thought of that…”

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There are people who have many material possessions. But they will leave this world the same way as everybody else: with nothing. And when they meet their Creator face to face, they may have little or nothing to show for all their time on earth. They’ll be broke— or worse.

Don’t be one of those people.

Whether you have a little now or a lot, remember to store up real, imperishable treasure in the only place it counts and will endure forever: in Christ’s Heaven.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for 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.”

– Matthew 6:19-21
[adapted from https://www.seniorlivingministries.org/]

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