Don’t store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them. Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them.” Matthew 6:19-20
We have all heard the commercials about investing in precious metals; gold or silver. One advertisement tells us to buy silver. Why? Because silver is at the lowest price it has been in years! Logic: Buy low – sell high.
Another company tells us to buy gold. Why? It is at its highest price ever, so buy now before the price of gold again. Then they ask “What is in your wallet?” The implication is – what are you trusting for your future? Jesus words does not condemn wise investing. Matthew 25:14-26
What makes a “wise” investment?
- Security. The TV ads try to convince you buying silver or gold is safe. Not true. But Jesus said if you store your treasure in heaven; it is 100% safe.
- Good return for your investment. Luke 18:28-30 ; Colossians 3:23-24 ; Matthew 6:33
- Invest in those things that Jesus valued. People. Souls. The Church.
I guess I could summarize “heavenly treasures” by considering Matthew: 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”