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LESSON 14

 

Treasures in Heaven

 

Riches

To truly understand what treasure in Heaven is we must first see the contradiction between earthly and heavenly riches

 

  Matthew 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

 

  Proverbs 13:7  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

  2 Corinthians 6:10  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

  2 Corinthians 8:9  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

  Revelation 2:9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

 

Our Treasure and our Heart

We must choose, we cannot serve God and mammon. Our heart, passion and desire will be with the one we love. Throughout history we can see the struggle to give the unseen God sovereignty over our lives, forsake the riches of this life and store up unseen riches, in an unseen mansion, in an unseen Kingdom. (1 John 5:4)

  Luke 12:29-34 

 

  Matthew 6:21  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

Treasure in Heaven to be “laid up” (to amass, reserve, keep in store)

 

  Matthew 6:19-20  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:

  John 6:27  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

 

Next week – The Greatest Treasure of all