TREASURES IN HEAVEN
Matthew 6:20-21 “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.”
The Scene: A treasure chest that is sitting in a field, ready to be buried.
Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
God’s people will store up crowns for their treasures.
Jesus went throughout Galilee teaching and preaching the good news and told all who would listen to make spiritual investments in their heavenly account, and not in earthly treasures that will pass away.
2 Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day–and not only me, but also all who have longed for his appearing.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Jesus seeks to reward His followers.
Ephesians 6:8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
We are rewarded according to our individual efforts.
1 Timothy 6:19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
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