“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.” Matthew 19:21
How do we create treasure in heaven? Jesus told the rich young ruler that if he sold his belongings and gave them to poor people, he would have treasure in heaven.
So giving something away here on earth creates a deposit in our heavenly bank account. It’s not a minus, it’s a plus! When we see someone in need, we should give generously and consider it as a gift to God. We’ll get it back in heaven!
And the process keeps us from becoming too attached to earthly treasures. Giving helps us stay conscious of the spiritual things that are so valuable. Give now and store up treasures in heaven.
Prayer: Lord, help me not to hold tightly to any earthly possession. Let me always be willing to give to someone in need, knowing that You are storing up heavenly treasure for me.
Devotion by Liane Grant