Treasure in Heaven vs Riches on Earth

Treasures on earth are temporary and fleeting.
TREASURES IN HEAVEN ARE ETERNAL; Riches on earth are temporary and fleeting.

“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
1 Peter 1:4-5

Earlier this past week, a discussion was held between several people about another who was not present. The absent person is a well-liked business acquaintance who had made a series of very bad decisions which had cost him dearly.

One of the points discussed was about how hard the man in question was taking his loss of money.

As stated, the man is well-liked. But the man is clearly a friend of the world. He himself would not argue otherwise.

“know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
James 4:4

The poor workers of iniquity!

Laboring for the gain of this world, amongst other lost souls and evil men: it’s a vicious game.

And, it’s a game with eternal consequences.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Matthew 6:24

Our poor businessman acquaintance!

Sweating over the riches of this present world; preferring temporary trinkets to eternal riches and glory.

AND, the ‘things of this world’ include more than money. The things of this world include ALL that is in the world: cars, jewelry, electronics, clothes, music and video game collections, gadgets, ANY material things which the reader covets (desires).

“Riches” are more than just money.

“For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
Luke 18:25

The poor workers of iniquity!

Toiling for that which is like a vapor of smoke; toiling, not for themselves, but for another who will enjoy the fruits of their toil.

Laboring for the riches of this world, which cannot last, and taking on the cares of this world until their backs are bent double under the strain.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Matthew 6:19-21

Put the riches of this present world in their proper perspective: they are transitory.

Work for the treasure which can be enjoyed for all eternity.

Work to lay up treasure in heaven.

“a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth”
Luke 12:33

This world cannot provide lasting wealth. This world and the things of this world can only provide a wide road to destruction and eternal poverty.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
1 John 2:15

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THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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