I read an article about a man who was the founder of many U.S. companies. I read of the great wealth he amassed, the many jobs he created, the respect he had earned. The man died in 1934, and today… Virtually NO ONE knows him or his name.
Jesus tells us:
- ~ It’s not about this world.
- ~ to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven.
- ~ Where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.
- ~ if you love me, you’ll keep my commandments.
- ~ The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
- ~ the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves.
- ~ there is no greater commandment than these.
When we love as described in these commandments, we love as one who is “poor in spirit” as we recognize the power of God’s Love and know we are unworthy, yet we are grateful for God’s Grace. We embrace the need for God’s help rather than thinking we can do it on our own.
While there’s nothing wrong with amassing great wealth, The real challenge is to keep our hearts focused on the treasures of heaven, keeping God First in our hearts, keeping his commandments, doing his will through actions of love for Him and Others.
Earthly treasures are but a mist in time while love transcends for eternity
Thank you, Lord, for loving us!
- John 18:36
- Matthew 6:19-21
- John 14:15
- Mark 12: 30-31
- Matthew 5: 3-12
- Mark 16:16
written by: Wayne Johnson