Build Eternal Treasure

16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” ~ Luke 12:16-21

We see those who are rich, famous, wealthy and we envy them. They don’t have to struggle. They don’t have to worry about their bills. They don’t have to worry about not being able to afford presents for their family or themselves. They can do anything that they please. They have everything.

Ever notice that those people are constantly searching for more. They’re never satisfied. They keep building more and more wealth for themselves, but it’s never enough. It never satisfies them. They are constantly working for more when they already have everything. They aren’t satisfied.

We may not be the wealthiest. We may not be the richest, but we have Jesus. That hole that they’re trying to fill, we have that filled. The Holy Spirit fills us. He gives us Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Gentleness. Faithfulness. Self-Control. He satisfies us, but the wealthy who only seek to build themselves are without any of that. But most importantly, they are without eternal salvation. They are without freedom.

We build our riches up in Heaven, where moth does not devour, and the worm does not destroy. They build their treasures on Earth never once taking into account that that cannot go with them to eternity. The only thing going to eternity, is them. Their soul. That’s it. They can’t take their riches with them to the Judgment. They can’t bribe the Good Judge with their wealth. They go into eternity empty-handed and will have to stand before the throne of God with nothing to show for their life.

Tomorrow is promised to no man. Today is the day of Salvation. Choose today whom you shall follow, but you cannot serve both God and Mammon (money). Build up your riches in Heaven, for where your treasure is, so will your heart be.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Build Eternal Treasure.

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