Heavenly Treasure

Two Kinds of Treasures

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” – Matthew 6:19,20 As 2022 comes to a close, we are reminded that each and every year we experience is a beautiful gift from God. In the following series, we will explore what Jesus said in his teachings about treasures. He said there’s not just one kind of treasure, there are two kinds. The first type described in the above Bible verse is earthly treasure. The attitude of some religious people is that earthly treasures don’t matter to God, but they do. They are important to God and He tells us plainly, “Ask for what you need, and I’ll give it to you.”  Various earthly

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Leprosy of the Soul

“For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” – Ephesians 5:5 If I were to ask you, “What’s the opposite of gratitude?” — what would you say? If you answered ingratitude, you wouldn’t be wrong, but I think there’s a more accurate way to describe it, and that’s entitlement. Unfortunately, we live in a society that’s filled with people who feel they deserve instant gratification, free stuff, endless entertainment, and a hassle-free life. However, I want to submit to you that the greed underlying this outlook is actually a kind of leprosy of the soul. Just as the disease eats away at the flesh of its victims until there’s little left, so a person who feels as if the world owes them is being destroyed from the inside out by

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