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Lay Treasures Up In Heaven

How are we suppose to lay up our treasures in Heaven while we are still here on earth?

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 ---Whisper on 9/12/07
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Thankyou, for your responses to this, you all are such a great help, to share all your views. Bless you Whisper.
---Whisper on 9/15/07

We press into God. We get to know him personally. We seek first the kingdom of God. We seek after righteousness and sanctification in our life. We allow God to work in and through us. As we grow closer to God, he changes us from within, and our treasures no longer lay in our bank account, our looks, or the new Nordstrom's catalog.
---Kady on 9/14/07

whisper on,its what you do for God.obeying his word and loving him and your fellow believers, and non believers.its the fruit you bare thru jesus and obeying,and loving God.its your loving attitude towards all people you know or meet,its being ready and able to tell people why you believe in jesus.its hating the sin and not the sinner.but it all starts with be,ieving jesus and then he will change your attitude so you can love everyone.
---tom2 on 9/13/07

This is talking about what you have done for the Kingdom of God. Each time we do something for the Kingdom of God, we have stored a treasure in heaven. Everything we do for the Kingdom of God, puts a gem in our crown to lay before the Lord. Our treasures is what we will have in heaven. Don't go giving your stuff away or selling it, He does not want you to be without either, but if you can help others, then do it.
---a_good_friend on 9/13/07

Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys (Lk. 12:33).

Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets (Lk. 6:22,23).
---Andrea on 9/13/07

"Godliness is a means to financial gain," v. 5. Please know that the Prosperity Message, heresy! and has caused some Christians to have "wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" (1 Tim. 6:10).

"Great gain" in heaven is stored up for the contented godly. In fact, godliness has value in both "the present life AND the life to come" (1 Tim. 4:8).

---Andrea on 9/13/07

I often encourage people to invest in their spiritual lives. Where your heart is - there is your treasure. To store treasure is to trust in Christ and not in your own works or your own power.
We are human, we are sinners, all our works are filthy rags. There is none good, not one. we must trust in the work of Christ and in His righteousness, not our own.
---Andrea on 9/13/07

Amen to both responses.

Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Did you notice that treasure is listed first and then heart. Is your treasure in earthly wealth or serving Jesus Christ?

Also: Lu 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Many people fail to see that the Kingdom of God (St. John refers to it as the Kingdom of Heaven)(KJV) is a spiritual kingdom that we can enter into here on earth.
---trey on 9/13/07

Not only by doing, but by having the right attitude in doing good works. If we work to obtain reward, we fail. If it is Christ in us doing His good pleasure, without thought of ourselves or reward, that is truly treasure in heaven.
---dan on 9/13/07

Amen, Leslie. Every time we do a good work (serve others, put others first, read our Bibles, pray, witness, etc. with a good motive) we lay up treasures in Heaven. (Matt. 6:19) These are not tangible treasures - not things we can touch or see. Man thinks too much in a physical sense, thinking he needs to get lots of "stuff" to be happy or fulfilled. God looks on the heart and at the spiritual side of things.
A verse that corresponds with this: Matt. 6:33

---Jen on 9/12/07

Abraham was very rich, yet he was the father of the faithful, Moses might have been a prince or king in Egypt, but he left all for the sake of Him who is invisible, Job was the wealthiest man in the East, yet he was a chosen servant of God. Let us not worship "gold" because the best in God's eyes are not those who have the most money, but those who have the most grace. Always keep God first in your life and seek to glorify Him. That is how you lay up treasure in Heaven.
---Cynthia on 9/12/07

You lay up treasures in Heaven, by doing good works. Jesus said that when you do it to the least of these (hungry, naked, thirsty, poor, sick, in prison), you do it to Jesus. Help people out, and you will have treasure in Heaven.
---Leslie on 9/12/07

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