Friday, September 4, 2015

Treasures of the heart

Treasures of the heart
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and vermin destroy, where thieves break in and steal. Instead, store up treasures in heaven where moth and vermin do not destroy and thieves don't break in and steal."  Matthew 6:19-20.  So, how do we do that? Pat Dorbin preached this sermon for us. The treasures you build in heaven you cannot hold in your hand, unless you are holding a frighten child's hand to comfort. You can't wear these gems, unless it is the smile you give, even when you've dragged yourself to bed after volunteering to help children read, when you've already had a full day at work. 

These riches are not for yourself, but given to a culture of people that is in dire need of food, shelter, or safety. If a quarter tossed in the Salvation Army pots is all you will spare, than your heavenly treasure will be sparse. But if you fill you heart's treasure box with precious times of prayer and Bible reading, jewels of loving sacrifice, and pearls of selfless giving then your treasures will never be taken from you. Dress yourself in the fruits of the spirit. love, joy peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, They will never rot, and no one can ever steal it from you. 

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