Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jesus on Money (8) - Security

The second reason that people store up wealth is to provide security for the future. We store wealth for a rainy day. We save money, so we can provide for ourselves, if we are sick. We fill a purse, so we can relax and take life easy when we reach the age of sixty-five. All these actions are done to take care of tomorrow. Jesus them out, when he told us to trust God for the future.

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matt 6:34).
Storing wealth for security into the future is pointless, as no earthly store is safe. Corrupt bankers will steal it, or monetary inflation will slowly eat it away. Wealth can never provide security in an uncertain world.

Jesus did not pretend that the future will be free of problems. He knows that we will face trials, but he tell us to prepare by storing up treasures in heaven.
Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven… where no thief comes near and no moth destroys (Luke 12:33).
True security comes from treasure in heaven.
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out (Luke 12:33).
The best way to shift wealth to heaven is to give to the poor.

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