Summary: INTENDED TO STIMULATE THE BELIEVER INTO STORING UP FOR THEMSELVES HEAVENLY RICHES INSTEAD OF EARTHLY TREASURES.
Where Your Treasures Are You’ll Be Also
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 destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasures are your heart will be also.
MATTHEW 6: 19 - 21
What Are Treasures?
Treasures Are defined as:
(1) Accumulated, stored, or catched wealth in the form of valuables
(2) One considered especially precious or valuable
(3) To value highly
Give an example OR testimony of a situation by which you have witnessed (Optional)
In order of Importance
(2) Material Assets
Is Said To:
(A) Place us above others
(B) Is seen to take the place of God
(C) To make the world go around
(D) Be the roots of all kinds of evils
(A) Big bank - Big Name
(B) Money makes the world go around
(C) Money can buy spiritual love.
(A) For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed away from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
(B) You brought nothing into this world and you’ll take nothing out.
(C) For we are the circumcision, who worship God in spirit, rejoice In Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
(A) Solomon - Walked with earthly desires and great treasures
(B) Simon - Was convinced he could purchase the gift of God with treasures.
(5) Material Assets
What Could Be Your Treasure?
(A) Your home
(B) Your car
(C) Your money
(6) Trust In The Lord
(A) Trust in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
(B) Labor not to be rich; Cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
(C) See ye first the kingdom of God and all this shall be added unto you.
(7) Lay Up For Yourselves Treasures In Heaven
Since all that we seek to attain:
Are all temporary, none of which can satisfy our judgment with God.
The fine homes - The fine cars - Fine clothes, the best of earthly possessions are not enough to save us because we neglected that one spiritual factor, that free gift of salvation.
(8) Free Gift - With a Promise
(B) Eternal treasures in heaven
(1) Beware of greed and covetousness for life does not consist in the abundance of possessions
(2) It’s hard to enter Into the kingdom of God trusting In Riches.
(1) There Is a person who considers himself rich but really has nothing; and there is a person who considers himself poor but has
(2) Riches - Honor - Life come through humility and the fear of the Lord.
Stablish Thy Word
Teach me , O Lord,
The way of thy statutes
and I shall keep It
unto the end.
Give me understanding
and I shall keep thy law;
yea, I shall observe It
with my whole heart.
Make me to go
in the path
of thy commandments;
for theirIn do I delight.
Stablish thy word unto me.
Psalm 119: 33 - 35, 38