KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:19 KJV “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal”:
The Lord in His teaching on the. Mount tells His audience not to lay up treasures on this earth, but to lay it up in heaven.
Men are always torn between the natural and the spiritual. Life is fundamentally spiritual and must be approached that way. The call from the Lord Jesus to lay up treasures in Heaven is the total expectation of all who have accepted to follow Christ. The fundamental meaning of this statement is to walk by faith and not by sight. God our Father would one day judge and reward us for whatever we did in this world. 2Corinth 5:10 KJV” For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad”. There is going to be a day of accountability, so make sure you live to please God always.
What is our treasure? Our treasure is anything that is of utmost importance to us. To lay up your treasure in heaven is to use all those things that are most dear to us, to serve the course of Christ. One of this treasurable resource is our time. Consciously use your time to serve the Lord. Another important resource is our money. Many will rather keep their money for so called personal use, and give the leftovers to God. This is a big error. Let God have the best of your money. Our strength is another treasurable resource that we have. We can use it purely to serve our purposes on this earth, or use our strength to foster the kingdom of God. The Lord added that on this earth there is always a power of decay. The Lord referred to moth, rust and thieves that can break into whatever you establish in the flesh. This also means everything done in this flesh has an expiry date. It is also destructible. Anything done for the glory of God will last forever (Rev 14:13)
The Lord added that, where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. What does the location of our hearts as a result of our treasure mean? It is the determinant whether we live at peace with ourselves on this earth or not. Everything in this life according to the Lord is subject to decay. Since our hearts go into where our treasure is, the power of decay attacks the heart that is located in the treasures we deposit on this earth. How miserable are the souls of millions of men and women whose treasure is in this world? They may not openly admit it yet, no one who has his treasure in this world is genuinely at peace. Get this point very clearly, to lay up treasures in heaven is to live for Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can satisfy the longings of your soul. If you are not living a life of peace, then you are only living for yourself. Turn your life over to Jesus now, for a true life of peace.
Thank you, Lord Jesus. I lay up my treasures in heaven. I am therefore at peace with myself. My heart cannot be attacked by the moth, rust and robbers of this life.
John 14:27 KJV Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Revelation 14:13 KJV “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”