Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33

Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 23:5-6 NKJV

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33 NKJV

God is NOT saying; "have nothing." While it is good to work, invest wisely and pursue career ambitions, all earthly treasure will not last. Be good stewards of the resources God has blessed us with, but our treasure should be in heaven.


  1. Beautiful picture Ken. It is so true, we can't take anything with us when we leave. But...that's okay with me. I will have much better just being in the presence of JESUS!! Have a great weekend Ken.

    God bless you...Chelle

  2. We enter the world with nothing, and we leave the same way. Only that which we have done for the Lord will last. Let's work hard at storing up heavenly treasure, for that is where our hearts will be.


  3. IT's real easy to misinterpret a Bible verse and mistakenly put the focus on the wrong object. I remember growing up hearing that "money is the root of evil." But later read the Bible verse and caught the true context: 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” We need money to live, because it is the means by which we purchase physical necessities for living in our society. But, the Apostle Paul is talking about the Sin of "greed", which is actually "idolatry" at the root in being another god that is bowed down to and worship. An imbalance in desire or the unhealthy craving for anything, is sinful - meaning missing the mark of what our Creator Father God wants in our life. Our holy sovereign Maker sets the standards and boundaries for all that He has created and loves in order for us to keep our priorities straight and our desires in line with His desires for the "abundant life" that is happy in Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Great post Ken! You got me thinking and praising God today. Thanks.

  4. Hi Ken,
    Nice picture!! Love the verse along with it. :)
    I just did a Twitter Bible study on Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. I kept thinking about this verse you posted and how worthless material things of this world are. Souls, these are what matter. :)



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