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"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Eternity stretches out before us. Right now eternity seems so far away, but it is closer than you think. The reality is that our lives are brief. They are but a moment, a vapor, and then they are gone (James 4:14). Are you laying up treasure on earth that will soon be destroyed? Or are you laying up treasure in Heaven where it will never be destroyed and where thieves will never break in and steal? Are you living for today? Or are you living for eternity?
Randy Alcorn says, “Live for the line, not the dot.” Our lives are brief, but eternity is forever. You can live today in such a way that you will store up treasures in Heaven. Are you using your time, money, gifts, and abilities to store up treasure in Heaven? Are you making an investment in eternity? Or are you only investing in yourself for today?
Dear friend, I encourage you to look to the future. As you make decisions today, consider eternity. Invest your time, money, and gifts wisely so that you can store up treasure in Heaven. When you store up treasure in Heaven, no one can break in and steal it from you. Earthly treasures fade, rust, and are eventually destroyed. Heavenly treasures will never be taken away.
Live for the line, not for the dot. Set your mind on heavenly things, and seek to please the Lord. “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).