5 Ways to Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (Matthew 6:19-20)

With these words, Jesus taught a counter-cultural principle to His disciples. Instead of gathering wealth and treasures on earth, they were instructed to save treasures in Heaven. To do so, they would need to remember that they were just pilgrims on the earth. Money was a tool to be used, but not a treasure to be cherished. Looking forward to Heaven, they were to send their riches on ahead. And, as believers today, Jesus’ command is for us, too.

Here are 5 ways to lay up treasures in Heaven.

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What the Bible Teaches About Giving

 

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

God wants His people to be givers. Giving enables us to build character, bless others, and give God first place in our lives. It also helps us avoid the traps of greed and materialism.

What does the Bible teach about giving?



3 Ways God Rewards Our Obedience

The generosity of God continues to amaze me.
He didn’t just send Christ to die for our sins.
He didn’t just offer forgiveness and adoption into His family as a son or daughter.
He didn’t just give us grace, freedom from sin and guilt, and power to live godly lives.
He didn’t just send the Holy Spirit to train, guide, and empower us.
If He had stopped there, we would already be blessed beyond measure. 
But He has done much more! God gives us commands to obey in the Bible.
He also promises rewards for obedience!
Let’s discover 3 generous rewards that God loves to give His people.