We must know – we are not of this world. This world is not our home. Our “citizenship is on heaven” (Phil 3:20). We have been “bought with a price” (1 Cor 6:20). We have been “called out of darkness & into His marvelous light” (1 Pet 2:9).
Since all of this is true, we should not live like the world. We should live lives that are radically counter-cultural! We should not live like they do – “storing up treasures on earth” (Matt 6:19). Those who claim Christ as Lord live lives that “store up treasures in heaven” (Matt 6:20).
What I’m afraid of is some have deceived themselves into thinking that because they have stored some treasure in heaven, its okay. In other words, “even though a great majority of my treasure is here on earth, I have stored some in heaven.” BUT… our lives ought to be just the opposite. Rather than our lives being sparingly marked by treasures in heaven, our lives ought to be substantially marked by treasures in heaven!
Take time to reflect on these truths. Is your life mark by substantial treasures on earth or treasures in heaven? What needs to be let go of in order to grab hold of Christ? Pray for increased faith and the strength to submit to Christ. Remember… to hold on to earthly treasuers results in sorrow & is foolish (Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 12:16-21). To let go and grab hold of Christ results in everlasting joy! Joy or Sorrow? You decided.