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MOVING HOUSE AND TREASURES IN HEAVEN
We moved into our new home this weekend.
What an organization to get everything done!
It is incredible how much junk two people can accumulate over a three year period. But the good thing is, moving house gives you the opportunity to get rid of all the unwanted stuff.
Thinking about all the things one has to move from one house to the other, all the things that has to be cleaned and everything one throws away, it's a good thing we don't take anything with us when we die!
Just imagine if we had to take all the stuff we accumulate here on earth with us when we die.
That would be one big move!
In the book of Matthew Jesus tells us the following: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21).
We are not able to take any of our earthly treasures with us to heaven, but we can store up treasures for ourselves in heaven.
As I look at all the 'unwanted' things one gives to others when you move house, or the things you simply throw away, it is sad to think how much of our time and energy and money we spend gathering all those things.
When we want it, we can't wait to receive it, but after a while a lot of the things we thought we wanted lose their appeal, and then it is so easy to get rid of it.
Wouldn't it be much better to spend our time, energy and money on storing our treasures in heaven?
There it won't go to waste.
It will not be stolen or destroyed.
And I am sure we will never tire of the treasures we have when we are in heaven.
I am also sure these treasures will look very different to the ones we gather for ourselves here on earth.
Let us take Jesus' instruction to heart and store up treasures in heaven rather than on earth.
For where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.