SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24
Matthew 6:19-24 says, “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. ‘The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! ‘No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Jesus is very clear about laying up for ourselves treasures on earth. We are to lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven. Every one of us who have obeyed Jesus’ command have a bank account in heaven with wealth that can be withdrawn when it is needed. If we live lives of obedience we are laying up treasures in that heavenly bank account that is available to us! Obeying this command is crucial because it gives us a platform for judicial prayer.