Laying Up Treasure in Heaven   1 comment

Matt. 6, 21

1.  Earth’s treasures are temporal, pass away with the using.  No matter how much one has nor how fondly he loves it, he must part with it.

2.  But by devoting it to righteous ends–charity and religious deeds–it becomes in a sense eternal, is laid up in heaven.  If some were ushered into heaven today they would be heaven’s poor, [for] they have laid up so little treasure there.  Wealth of the soul is the only property we can take to heaven.

3.  Those who lay up their treasure here, either in property or worldly pleasures, are sure to find their hearts set on things here.  It is inevitable that they shall be earthly in their affections.  These as magnets bind the heart to earth.

4.  By investing money, time, and prayers in heavenly or righteous things,–laying up treasure there–the heart will surely be set on things above.  Your heart will surely be where your treasure is.

5.  What then do you value most?  What is the heart of your life?  In what are you investing?  Upon your answer depends your religious welfare forever.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted July 11, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Matthew

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