2 Corinthians 13 The Temple at Corinth Having unimaginable treasure!
Matthew 13:44 44 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. …
Matt 13:44 gives us a picture of: The JOY of surrendering LESSER things for GREATER things
This passage relates to our money and possessions. 15% of the sermons by Jesus deal with money or possessions…why?
Where your TREASURE is, there your HEART will be also
Understanding the parable The comparison Jesus is making is to what we normally value, EARTHLY TREASURE, to what we should value, HEAVENLY TREASURE.
Matthew 6:19-21 19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys
and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What are the treasures in heaven? AUTHORITY Luke 19:15-19 JOY/PLEASURES Psalms 16:11 REWARDS Matthew 16:27 CROWNS 1 Peter 5:4
Is my investment of time going to be wasted or have an eternal reward? Take one thing you spend your time on right now and give it to God and ask him to use it for HIS glory. Steward your time to invest in what matters most in your life: time with God, time with family, etc.
Commit first to honor God with your increase by tithing. Out of the remaining you are given set an amount that you need to live on. Anything above that commit to God’s kingdom. Give to God’s purposes sacrificially.