Monday, June 23, 2014
Focus On Eternity
MATTHEW 6:19-20 NLT 19 "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
When I was young my family had a wall plaque which said:
"Only one life, will soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."
1 CORINTHIANS 3:13 NLT 13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person's work has any value.
If I buy a vehicle for myself it will last only a few years. Then it will rust, wear out, and break down.
But if I buy a vehicle for someone that will enable them to preach the Gospel to more people, the blessing and memory of that purchase will last for eternity.
This is not to say it is wrong to have nice things for ourselves. (For it does not bring glory to God for us to be in lack.) But we should not focus only on ourselves and our needs alone. If you are selfish and self-centered you will actually rob yourself of blessing, both now and for eternity.
GALATIANS 6:10 NLT 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone -- especially to those in the family of faith.
Each day we have a choice: live for eternity, or live for today.
The wise person will invest time and treasure in what will last.
SAY THIS: I will focus on things that count for eternity.
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