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Wh er e’s Your Tr easu re ? Wh at’s Im por tan t ?

Mat th ew 6: 19- 21 L ay no t up for y our sel ves tr easur es upon e arth, wher e m ot h and r ust do th c orr upt, a nd where th iev es br ea k thr oug h and st e al :

  • 20 But l ay up for yourse l ves tr easur es in hea v en, wher e ne it he r

mo th no r rust d oth corr up t, and wh er e thi ev es do no t bre ak thro ugh nor st ea l:

  • 21 For wher e y our tre asure is, th ere wil l your h eart b e als o.

It is so e asy to g et ca ugh t up i n try in g to a cqu ir e we al th a nd posi tio n in this l if e. A perso n ca n los e persp ec ti ve on w ha t is im por ta nt. Jesus sa id i t is a l most i mpo ssibl e for a r ic h pe rson t o be save d.

Mat th ew 19 :23 -24 Th en sa id Jesus u n to his d isc ip les, Ver i ly I say unt o you, T ha t a rich man sh al l ha rdl y ent er i nt o th e ki ngdo m o f hea ve n.

  • 24 And ag ai n I say un to y ou, It is e as ier f or a c a me l to g o thr oug h

the ey e of a n ee dl e, tha n for a ri ch m a n to en ter int o th e ki ngd o m

of God.

Luk e 6: 24 Bu t wo e unt o you th at ar e rich! for y e ha ve re c ei ve d your c onsol at ion.

Th e ri ch h ave alr e ady r ec ei ve d th ey’r e cons ola ti on or re war d. Lov e for ear th ly we a lth r obs a p erso n of spir it ua l we al th. Ev en if one d oes a cq uir e we al th, so of ten th e hea rt is st il l e mp ty. Mo ney is a poor su bst it ut e for t he r ich r el a tio ns hip a m an c an h av e wit h THE

LORD.

Mat th ew 6: 24 No man c an ser ve two mas ters: for ei ther h e wi ll hat e the on e, and l ov e th e oth er; or e lse h e wil l ho ld t o th e on e, and d esp ise t he o th er. Ye c ann ot se rv e God a nd m a m mon.

Ma m mon me ans w ea lth. The thi ngs o f et ern ity ar e so mu ch mor e im por ta nt t ha n th e te m por al t hi ngs of the ear th. T o ha ve ou r prio ri ti es in t he r igh t th in g is so i mpor tan t. Am I sa yin g th at to work is no t i mp ort an t? No, wor ki ng f or our l iv el iho od is i mp or tan t, it h elps in our d isc ip li ne and sp iri tu al dev el op me nt. L ab or is hono rab l e and g iv es wor th to mo ne y.

Ta l mud ic S ay ing - Who is a ri ch man ? He, who is h app y wi th his lot in l ife.

Col ossi ans 3: 2 Se t your aff ec ti on on t hin gs abo ve, no t on t hin gs on the ear th.

Prov erbs 15 :6 In the h ous e of th e ri gh teo us is m uc h tre asure : bu t in th e re ve nu es of th e wi ck ed is tr oub l e.

Prov erbs 15 :16 Be tt er is l it tl e wi th t he fear of th e LO RD th an gr ea t treasur e an d tr oub le t he rew it h.

Prov erbs 21 :20 T her e is tre asure to b e des ire d an d oi l in t he dwe ll ing of th e wise ; bu t a fo ol ish m a n spen de th i t up.

Oil i n th e bi bl e has a sy m bol i c i mpl i c at ion, oi l m e ans spir it ua l und ersta ndi ng, so, oil is in t he ‘dw e ll i ng’ of t he wis e. Th e ul t im at e tre asur e to b e d esir ed is an e ter na l spirit ua l bod y an d to l iv e wi th THE LORD f ore ver in e ter ni ty.

Isai ah 33 :6 An d wisd o m and k now le d ge sha ll b e t he st ab il it y of thy t i mes, an d stre ng th of sa lv at io n: t he fe ar of the LOR D is his treasur e.

Wh en a y oun g ri ch man ask ed Jesus wha t mus t I do t o be sa ve d. Jesus re pl ied.

Mark 1 0: 21 T hen J esus be ho ldi ng h i m lo ve d hi m, an d sai d unt o hi m, One t hin g th ou l ac kes t: go thy w ay, sel l wh atso ev er t hou h ast, and g iv e to t he p oor, an d th ou sha lt h a ve tr easure in h eav en : an d co me, t ak e up t he c ross, and f ol low m e.

Not ic e it s ays ‘Jesus b eh ol din g hi m l o ved h i m’. Jesus show ed t he ma n th e ‘n arrow w ay’ tha t l ea ds to sa l vat io n, the inv it at io n was giv en, bu t de cl in ed.

Mark 1 0: 22-2 7 And h e (th e yo ung r ic h ma n) was sa d a t th at sayi ng, an d wen t aw ay gr ie ve d: fo r he had gr ea t poss essio ns.

  • 23 And Jesus l ook ed ro und abo ut, an d sai th un to h is dis cip les,

How har dl y sha ll t he y th at h av e ri ch e s ent er in to t he k ing do m of God!

  • 24 And th e dis ci pl es wer e as ton ish ed at his wo rds. But J esus

answ ere th a ga in, an d sai th un to th e m, Chil dr en, how hard is it for

the m th at trus t in ri ches to en ter in to the kin gdo m of G od!

  • 25 It is e asi er for a ca m el to go t hro u gh th e ey e of a n e edl e, th an

for a ri ch ma n to e nt er i nto th e kin gdo m of Go d.

  • 26 And th ey w ere asto nis hed o ut of me asur e, say ing a mon g

the ms el ves, W ho t he n ca n be sa ve d?

  • 27 And Jesus l ook in g upon th em s ai t h, Wi th m en it is i m possi bl e,

but no t wi th Go d: fo r wit h God a ll th i ngs ar e possi bl e.

Th e ke y phr ase b ei ng th e m tha t trust in rich es. Trus t in r ic hes is a fals e tr ust. Ri ch es c an’ t sav e bu t ca n h urt & hin de r th e soul.

Mark 4 :1 9 And t he c ar es of th is wor ld , and the d e ce itfu ln ess of rich es, and t he l usts of o th er t hin gs en ter ing in, cho ke th e w ord, and it b e co me th unfrui tfu l.

1T im ot hy 6: 9 Bu t th ey t ha t wi ll b e ri c h fal l in to t e mp ta ti on a nd a snar e, and i nt o m any f ool ish a nd hu rtf ul lus ts, whi ch dr own m en in destruc t ion a nd p erd it ion.

To pu t our trus t and d es ires t owa rd e a rth ly ri ch es an d we al th distra cts fr om the th ings of GOD.

Luk e 12 :21 S o is he t ha t l ay eth u p tre asure for h i mse lf, and is not ric h tow ard G od.

Mat th ew 16 :26 F or wha t is a ma n pro fit ed, if h e sha ll g ai n th e whol e wor ld, an d los e his ow n soul ? o r what sh al l a ma n gi ve i n exc ha ng e for h is soul ?

1 Ti mo th y 6:7 Fo r we br oug ht no th in g int o th is wor ld, and it is cer ta in w e c an c arry n ot hin g ou t.

I lov e how t hes e two s cri ptu res do ve t ai l.

Job 1:2 1 (Job) s aid, N ake d c am e I ou t of my mot he r’s wo mb, an d nak ed sh al l I re turn thi th er : th e LO RD gave, a nd t he LORD h at h tak en awa y; b less ed b e th e na m e of th e LO RD.

Nak ed c a me I, na ke d le av e I. Wh at d o any of us h av e to of fer t he GOD tha t cr e at ed t he h ea ve ns? Answ e r: Our d edi c at ion to HIM.

Mat th ew 13 :44 A ga in, th e ki ngd om o f hea ve n is li ke u nt o tre asure hid i n a fi el d; t he w hi ch wh en a ma n hat h fou nd, he h id eth, a nd for joy t he reo f go eth and se l le th a ll t ha t h e ha th, an d buy et h th at f ie ld.

THE LORD o ffe rs th e gre at est tre asur e to be h ad, e te rna l l ife in fu ll hap pin ess wi th c onf id en ce. W ha t m or e cou ld any one d es ire ?

Luk e 6: 45 A go od m an o ut of the g oo d treasur e of h is he art brin ge th fo rth tha t wh ic h is goo d; a nd an ev il ma n out o f th e ev il treasur e of h is he art b rin ge th fo rt h th at wh ic h is ev il : for o f th e abu nda nc e of t he h ea rt h is mo ut h spe a ket h.

Our words h av e i mp ac t, be c ar efu l wh at yo u say!

Luk e 12 :33 S el l th at y e h ave, a nd g iv e al ms ; pro vid e yo urse lv es bags wh ic h wax n ot o ld, a tr easur e in the h ea ve ns th at f ai le th no t, wher e no t hi ef a ppro a ch eth, n ei th er m oth c orru pt et h.

Onc e a pe rson p ossess es th e tre asure, the wor d of GOD, no on e c an eve r har m y ou. Th ey mi ght k il l yo u, but th ey can n ev er h ar m you.

Luk e 12 :34 F or whe re y our tr easur e is, there w il l you r he ar t be also.

2 Cori nt hi ans 4 :7 Bu t we h av e th is tre asure in ear th en v esse ls, tha t the ex ce ll en cy of t he p owe r m ay b e of God, and no t of us.

May THE ALMIGHTY be prais ed, th e c ongr eg at ion s aid, A me n!

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