“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.”
Wall Street is known for its wealth and investment strategies. Some people work all their lives trying to accumulate goods and riches, only to leave it all behind. We see this in I Timothy 6:7, “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” As the Lord Jesus put it in our passage today, these people lay up for themselves “treasures” that will be corrupted by moths and rust, or stolen by the thieves of this world.
A billionaire who dies without having placed their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ’s finished work on Calvary, has only made one real investment… in the Lake of Fire. We see in Hebrews 9:27 that “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” The billionaire’s rejection of the free gift of God seals his eternity.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36
A good friend and I were out to lunch one day. As we went to pay our bill my friend pointed out two Gospel tracts from our ministry that someone had laid down before we got there. To this day I have no clue who left them. Likewise, the person who left them has no clue of the fruit that they brought forth. They were seeds sown of the sake of eternity, and only Heaven will reveal the yield of their investment.
The true wealth of a person isn’t made up of their material goods, but rather what waits in eternity for them. How are you investing in eternity?
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