Text: 1 Timothy 6:17–19; 2 Peter 3:8–13, 17–18; Matthew 6:19–21
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Mt 6:19–21
I. We Christians are dual citizens—of here and hereafter.
II. We too easily get focused on here—on stuff.
III. Let us instead live not for the here and now only, but also for hereafter.
IV. God gives us ways to do that, which keep on blessing.
Rev. Rexford E. Umbenhaur III, pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, California