Thursday, July 21, 2011

Storing Up, Smartly

"It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day." ~ Matthew Henry

"Our choice of where to store up treasures dramatically affects how we face death and the afterlife. If someone lays up treasures on Earth, every day he gets closer to death, he moves away from his treasures. To him, death is loss.
He who lays up treasures in Heaven, however, looks forward to eternity. He moves daily toward his treasures. Since his heart lies with his treasures in Heaven, to him, death is gain, for it will bring him at last to what he most treasures." ~ Randy Alcorn

"Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." ~ Matthew 6:19-21