19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Professional fundraisers understand that if they can tell a story that touches the heart we will give. Here, Jesus is saying the opposite; where we place our money tells us where our heart is, in other words, what really matters to us. This is a simple principle and easy to check. When we look at where our money goes every month by checking our online banking statement or disbursements we get a clear picture of what we value. It might be shocking but worth a second look (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for wisdom, healing and peace across your home country.