Laying Up Treasure in Heaven

Many times an individual is tempted to evaluate his assets in terms of stocks and bonds, cash in banks, and real estate holdings. He feels a comfortable sense of security if these assets represent a sufficient amount to guarantee that he will never, in the foreseeable future, want for any of the things he considers important for his happiness and that of his family.

But what about that foreseeable future? If it is based upon material values, how secure is it? Would one be a pauper if all his possessions were swept away by some unforeseen disaster? Jesus taught his disciples, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is. there will your heart be also."  Matt. 6:19-21;

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December 17, 1966

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