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Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Pastor Cecil Thompson
Cecil Thompson

Matthew 6:19-21

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

The entire world seems to be in a state of financial collapse. Retirement accounts that seemed to be adequate for the golden years melt like a snowman in 80 degree weather! Those of us who possess the least seem to be the least concerned. Why is that? According to today’s Scripture, it has to do with where our heart is.

Over the years I have heard comments from people who fail to honor God with their giving. They say that they want to wait until; the house sells, they get a raise, they receive their inheritance, they receive their income tax refund and so on it goes. They say that then they will have more to give to the work of the Lord.

Do you recall the incident when Jesus was in the temple courts? He saw rich people putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a widow put in a very small amount. Jesus commented that the woman had put in more than all of the others. They gave out of their surplus, but she gave out of what little she had to live on. Read about it in Luke 21:1-4.

It is a tragedy that many individuals—even some churches—place more confidence in the treasures of this world—that will pass away, than in heavenly treasures that will last forever and forever.

It is time for a heart examination: What treasures mean the most to you? Where are your treasures being stored? One second into eternity, what treasures will have the most value?

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

- - - Pastor Cecil


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