As warriors, most of us know that purposeful work is more satisfying than a high paying job. But, even we can get caught up in seeking out the physical pleasures of life and storing up treasure that has no real eternal impact.
In the Book of Matthew, Christ is teaching his disciples that it is much more important to commit to acts or spend your time and money on things that will have purpose. Jesus calls this, "Storing up treasures in heaven." Are we using our time and talents to care for those around us, to give or go on missions, feed the hungry or clothe the naked.
There are three very distinct point that need to be made regarding these passages:
1. The money is not yours, it's God's. Care for it in a way you think would please your father. This does not mean to refrain from having nice things, but care for others abundantly.
2. Do not, I say again, do not give your money to big pastors and church organizations that have millions of dollars and use verses like these to get people to send their money. These charlatans are nothing but thieves. Prince, Copeland, Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, they are all building up their treasure here on Earth. People starve while they live in mansions. Find a local church that has a direct impact on your community.
3. One of the evidences that you have been doing this regularly and make it a part of your worship is when your kids start to emulate you. We all know our kids follow suit in many ways. The way you invest in others will have an everlasting impact on they way they do as well. "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:20-21
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