1 Timothy 6.19 promises, in this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age. God encourages us to create and store treasure for ourselves in heaven. Think of it as the ultimate retirement savings account.
To earn heavenly treasure we have to think in the economics of heaven. We also have to choose which priority we will live for: short term this life existence or long term eternal life existence.
God warns us we cannot love money and God: we will focus on accumulating either the treasure of this world or the treasure of the world to come. In the passage today God lists additional means for us to accumulate heavenly treasure besides working at reconciling people to Jesus as Savior of the world. (more…)