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Bible with Cross ShadowOne way to avoid doing what Jesus is saying is to avoid hearing it in the first place. However, this avoidance strategy does not make us less liable; nor our houses less susceptible to the storms of life. God will not have us live this way. He cares too much for our salvation and well-being (Luke 6:24).

That seems to be God’s purpose in these articles – to encourage our hearing; that we might grow in faith – trusting Him to provide the grace to do what Jesus is saying. So, let’s press in to hear, that we might do (and not do). For our reference, here is the saying we are trying to hear.

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. Matthew 6:19-21

What are Your Earthly Treasures?

Part 1 encouraged a pause for reflection and prayer; particularly around this question: What are the treasures you have laid up, or treasured, on earth? If you have not done so, please read Part 1; and heed its encouragement. Read the rest of this entry »

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