Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Your heart is where your treasure is.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
YOUR HEART IS WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS
To gather and lay-up
To store something up
To keep something
To accumulate riches
JOB 1:21 – “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
1] We take no riches of this world into the next.
2] God is the source of all blessing.
3] God deserves our thanks and praise in all things.
Thee-sau-rous – It refers to riches, wealth or expensive and valuable things that people can own; an abundance of anything that was helpful to the comfort and enrichment of life.
Lay up is “thee-sau-riz-ete”
Treasures is thee-sau-rous”
Moth is a figure of speech to illustrate that which is destructive.
Rust signifies anything which “eats into,” and would consume one’s property.
Thieves is “kléptai” in the Greek.
Thieves are the people who move in and take what doesn’t belong to them.
Everything we have is from the grace of God.
Therefore, all treasures are to be held subject to God and used as He directs.
The wealth of this world soon passes away and if we have nothing else, we will be poor indeed.
Therefore, do not hold the earth’s treasures with too firm a grasp.
The more we pour out ourselves for the glory of God, under the power of the Holy Spirit, the more wealth we lay up in Heaven.
It is not wrong to possess things, but it is wrong for things to possess us.
The desire of many in our society is to build our lives around the “things” we own.
The pursuit of wealth and passions in human life is not inherently wrong.
The abuse of it, the misuse of it, is wrong.