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Treasures in Heaven.

Nothing is really safe anymore… thieves break in and steal, banks become unsafe, people get robbed on the internet… Your whole life can be stolen by a “click.” We cannot even put our confidence in banks anymore!

Living in Haiti for over 30 years teaches one a lesson… Each day, we see the “richest of the rich,” and “the poorest of the poor.” The rich families have “mansions” here in Haiti in a certain area… but, they also have a house in Canada, France, and the U.S. Their children attend the best schools overseas. The poor are not on the same level. Each day, they try to sell something that will give them enough to buy a little food, “just one meal” for their children. They live in mud-and-stick huts, and yet, the rich can see them, but they close their eyes to the poor. They do not even acknowledge that they exist!

Jesus also spoke about the “treasures” we lay up… “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

We always need to make sure that we keep our “treasure” in a safe place. That would be “in the perfect will of God.” When we follow God’s will, He shows us how to lay up “treasures in Heaven,” where they will be safe! Have a great day.


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