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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Your Bible Is Not An Art Gallery

Too often, we read the Bible in the same way that we would visit an art gallery.
Imagine with me…you carve a few minutes out of your busy schedule, take a taxi to the gallery, and land on the front doorstep out of breath.

Stepping inside, you notice a new Renaissance exhibit and stroll over to take a closer look.
You are drawn to a print of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Admiring it, you take note of its brilliant composition, colour, and light.
“What a visionary painter,” you think. “His work was way ahead of its time.”