“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
As people around the world open up Christmas presents , remember that these temporary items will not bring everlasting joy or peace. For these items bring a moment of satisfaction but then your eventually let down to where your heart is at. These days its seems that people think that the more “presents” they buy their loved ones, the more they know they love them.
If you truly love someone, tell them about an eternal gift that will bring them hope, peace, and joy. That gift is Jesus Christ. As Jesus told us, don’t waste your type storing up possessions because they will fade away, just like this world will. Store up your treasures in heaven, meaning fix your eyes on Christ.
Jesus is the only way to eternal life, a new car or jacket, may bring you some temporary joy. But eventually that item will wear out, and won’t bring your soul any salvation. Where is your treasure? Is your hope in “presents” in this temporal world? Or is your treasure in the eternal kingdom of God?
Don’t lose sight of our eternal gift from God in Jesus Name Amen!