Thursday, August 4, 2016


Submitted By Donnie O’Fallon,
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 will your heart be also.  Matthew 6: 19 -21
Faith see’s the invisible, believes the unbelievable, does the impossible and performs the incredible. The above scriptures are part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus was telling His Disciples a spiritual truth by using a very practical truth; an example they could readily identify with.  As He was embarking on His earthly ministry, it was important for them to be able to see what was really important...the eyes of Faith.
TREASURES: Jesus was saying to them and us that we should focus on eternal over earthly treasures.  Heaven is eternal but the earth is temporary.  God is eternal while circumstances are temporary. The path of God is eternal but earthly trails are temporary. The word of God will never pass away while men’s opinions will fade. God’s gift is everlasting life yet natural life is only temporary. The treasure is the place in which good and precious things are collected. You see, what I deem to be important and valuable will show itself in my life. What I do, where I go, how I invest my time and my money. Those things are what I’m going to gravitate toward.
The problems of this nation, this state and this age will not be conquered by another political party moving into the White House. Your faith can’t be in a political party, nor this world. You cannot trust in this world. this world system, the things of this world or the people in it. You must look through the eyes of faith, above this earthly plain and put your heart in the place it must be.
TEMPORAL OR ETERNAL: If we put our faith in the things of God, then the things we see are temporary but those things that are not seen are eternal. I’ve heard it said that, “Christians can be so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” As Christians we must be able to relate to people, but we have to remember to whom we belong and where our citizenship is and understand what it means to be “heavenly-hearted.” That’s means, Heaven is my home, Jesus is my Savior and Lord and that’s where my heart Is.
The questions that must be answered are, what really matters in your life? What are the things that are most valuable? Finally, is what you hold as valuable considered eternal or temporary?

Prayer: Father, may our constant gaze be upon you and those eternal things that are a part of your kingdom and our glance at path that ultimately leads us HOME!

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