Eternal profit?

“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.” (Matthew 6: 19-21)

There is a reward for Kingdom investment, a reward with eternal value. As the great song Amazing Grace says, “when we’ve been there 10,000 years……”. What a great perspective, for our life is incomprehensibly short compared with our eternal life.

The value of what we do and the reward for what we do, and how we spend and where we invest, should reflect the temporal nature of our earthly existence.

We are merely stewards of God’s gifts, talents and resources. There will be an accounting and a reward, and then “all earthly things will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace”.

Quick Prayer. “Remind me of all that is important from an eternal perspective.” Amen

Perspective

“For they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.” (Psa 49:17)

Naked we came into the world, and empty handed we will depart from it. We can take nothing with us except the souls we will meet again that we had some eternal impact on.

All the houses, nice clothes, cars, gadgets, and toys will all be gone when we face our Maker in eternity. There are no status symbols, no trappings of wealth, no authority, and no power—just us alone before Him.

Our salvation is assured as we plead the blood of Him who died for us and paid the penalty we would otherwise have to endure. It is a perspective worth dwelling on when we assess what is really important in this all-too-brief life.

Quick Prayer: One day I will be face to face with You. Thank You for the wonderful gift of Your salvation. Amen.