What is a treasury? Funds or revenue of an organization or corporation, a collection of highly prized items, a place where the funds are stored. So, in the natural world, money gathers interest in various types of bank accounts. What bank do we use? What bank holds our accounts? What is our incentive to make any deposits into those accounts?
In verses 19-21:
What we treasure in our hearts will show in our values. What we put in is what we get out. Laying up treasures in heaven is not restricted to giving or tithing, but at the same time is cultivated by all demonstrations of compliance to God.
Proverbs 23:4-5, Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
We have all known about individuals who have won great amount of money and afterward lost everything. Maybe they won the lottery, got a huge settlement, or something like that. Indeed, even the normal individual can spend a legacy, or a check, with lightning speed and have little to show for it. Try not to invest our energy pursuing momentary natural fortunes. All things being equal, we should store up treasures in heaven, for such fortunes will never be lost.
Luke 12:33-35, Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Money seen as an end in itself rapidly traps us and cuts us off from both God and the poor. The way to utilizing money carefully is to perceive the amount we can use for God's motivations, not the amount we can aggregate for ourselves. Does God's love contact our wallets? Does our money let us loose to help other people? Assuming this is the case, we are putting away enduring fortunes (treasures) in heaven. On the off chance that our monetary objectives and assets upset us from giving, cherishing others, or serving, sell what we should to bring our life into viewpoint. In other words, if a possession keeps us or hinders us from serving God, then we need to remove that hinderance.
On the off chance that we put our money into our business, our contemplations will focus on making the business beneficial. If we put it in others, we will become concerned about their welfare. Where do we put our time, our money, and our energy? What are our thoughts on most of the time? How might we change the way we utilize our assets to mirror the values of God's Kingdom?
Matthew 12:35, A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 19:21, Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
At the point when Jesus told this youngster that he would “be perfect” if he gave all that he had to poor people, he was not talking in the fleeting, human sense. Jesus was disclosing how to be “justified,” made entire, or made complete in the sight of God. Our hearts are on God more than on ourselves.
Should all believers sell all that they own? No. We are mindful to focus on our own needs and our families’ necessities so as not to be a weighted burden to other people. However, we should be able to give up anything if God requests that we do as such. This sort of mentality permits nothing to separate us and God and holds us back from utilizing our undeniable abundance childishly. Christ did not advise any one of his followers to sell their possessions. If that thought brings us some type of comfort, then we might be excessively connected to, or too attached, to what ‘things’ we have.
In verses 22-24:
Spiritual vision is our ability to see plainly what God wants us to do and to see the world from his perspective. Be that as it may, this profound knowledge can be effectively blurred. Self-serving wants, interests, and objectives block that vision. Serving God is the most ideal approach to reestablish it. A “solitary” eye is one that is fixed on God.
Jesus says we can have just one master. We live in a materialistic culture where numerous individuals serve money. They burn through for their entire lives gathering and putting it away, just to pass on and abandon it. Their longing for cash and what it can purchase far exceeds their obligation to God and spiritual matters. Whatever we store up, we will invest quite a bit of time and energy considering and thinking about it. Try not to fall into the materialistic snare, on the grounds that “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). Can we sincerely say that God, and not money and possessions, is our Master? One test is to ask which one possesses a greater amount of our time, our thoughts, and our endeavors.
Romans 1:21, Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2 Corinthians 4:4, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Jesus stood out brilliant qualities from natural qualities when he clarified that our first unwaveringness ought to be to those things that don't blur, can't be taken or spent, and never wear out. We ought not be entranced with our assets in case they have us. This implies we may need to do some scaling back if our assets are getting excessively imperative to us. Jesus is requiring a choice that permits us to live cheerily with whatever we have in light of the fact that we have picked what is everlasting and enduring.
1 John 2:15, Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
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