Investments that Set Your Heart on fire for God! Matthew 6:19-21
““19) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20) But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21) for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬-‭21‬
Your heart follows your investments, treasures and possessions. If you want your heart blazing for God, then invest in kingdom work. If you want a dull heart toward God, direct your money and investments after worldly things. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Earthly treasures and possessions are so fleeting. Moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. They do not give long term satisfaction. They are the source of worry, stress and strife.
The story is told of a wealthy man in California who made arrangements to be buried in a bran new Cadillac when he died. At his funeral as a crane was lowering the Cadillac into a custom made vault, a bystander was heard saying, “Now that’s living!”
You have doubtlessly heard, “You cannot take it with you!” That is not true. You certainly can. But it’s not by the futility mentioned in the previous paragraph. The secret is converting earthly treasures into a heavenly monitory system. Invest in kingdom causes that far out live your life.
Invest in building churches, Christian Schools, orphanages, a pastor training centers or medical center that God can use for years to come. Help support missionaries, sponsor orphans or a 3rd world pastors and their families. Give toward the spread of the gospel through programs that feed the poor, house the homeless or help those recovering from disasters. Jesus talked about these things in Matthew 25:31-46.
These things open the door for the Gospel. God uses them to punctuate that He loves people. The Holy Spirit works in profound ways when the gospel is shared on the front lines of meeting pressing needs.
When we started GoServ Global devoted to the above efforts, some criticized us that we were being distracted from verbally sharing the gospel. We now look back at hundreds of conversions to Christ and many raised up to carry the gospel to even more unreached people. This was the example Jesus set.
GoServ Global is a vehicle through which people can store up treasure in heaven. Stop by our web page and look at the many ways you can participate in the spread of the gospel.
If you want your heart to blaze with a new passion for God, start storing up treasures in heaven! Out live your life! Direct some of your treasures and resources toward people and projects that will help spread the gospel years after you are dead and gone.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global