Command of Christ - Lay Up Treasures
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.
While we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4:18)
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded,
nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God,
who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
willing to communicate;
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
that they may lay hold on eternal life.
(1 Timothy 6:17-19)
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
(1 John 2:15)
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
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.
Developing Character -
Thriftiness vs. Extravagance
Thriftiness is multiplying my resources through wise investments so that
I have more to give back to God.