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Treasures in Heaven

Good morning Ekklesia,

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:19

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”

Jesus begins a section of the Sermon on the Mount focused on the priorities of a believer’s life. He warns against the accumulation of earthly treasures, which are transient and vulnerable to decay and theft. The Greek word for “store up” is “thesaurizete,” implying not just possession but hoarding with obsessive intent. Jesus contrasts earthly treasures, susceptible to loss and corruption, with heavenly treasures that are eternal and secure.

Ekklesia, the world constantly urges us to amass wealth, status, and possessions. Yet, Jesus calls us to a higher standard. Today, reflect on where your heart lies. Are you investing your time, resources, and energy in things that fade away, or in the eternal kingdom of God?

1. Evaluate Your Priorities: Spend time in prayer and scripture, asking God to reveal areas where you might be placing too much emphasis on material gain.

2. Invest in Relationships: Pour into the lives of others. Mentor, encourage, and support those around you, building a legacy of love and service.

3. Serve with Purpose: Find ways to serve in your church or community. Acts of kindness and service are treasures that store up eternal rewards.

4. Generosity: Practice generosity. Give to those in need, support missions, and be a steward of the blessings God has given you.

Let us be reminded that our true treasure lies not in what we own but in who we are in Christ and how we live out His love. As we align our hearts with God’s kingdom, we find lasting fulfillment and joy that no earthly treasure can provide.

In these moments of reflection and action, we build up treasures in heaven, living as true disciples of Christ, shining His light in a world that desperately needs it. Amen.

LoveUmorethanUknow Pastor Stephan Kirby


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