ETERNAL, NOT TEMPORAL FOCUS
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 destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:19-21
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. —Matthew 6:24
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —Matthew 6:33
Where is our focus? What are we seeking? How are we spending out time? What is the motivation behind spending the time where we are spending the time?
It is stated very clear that we cannot serve two masters. We cannot serve both God and money. Who or what is our priority? Do we love being with the family of God? Do we love sharing Jesus with others? Do we love being comfortable? Do we love making money? None of these things are necessarily bad in themselves, but if our Lord God Almighty is not our first priority then that is not good!
Do we want the treasure now on earth or later in heaven? What is our focus? Are we living like we are just pilgrims and strangers passing though this life? Or are we putting down roots and not really pondering treasure in heaven, but focused on earthly treasure?
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. —Proverbs 23:25
You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth… —Deuteronomy 8:17-18
Whatever wealth we have it is because our Lord God has enabled us to have it. We should be grateful and as His stewards, His managers we should use the wealth as He desires. Never depend on riches because things can change quickly. Our priority as followers of Jesus is to be Jesus! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! In a world full of change He is the only One that we can fully depend on, the only constant. So let us focus on Him and His desires with whatever resources He gives to us. Dear Father may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuuLBPOYcI8