Our Riches – 2014.08.25

Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.
Matthew 6, 19ff
There are people to whom God entrusts a lot of money and wealth. But certainly not in order to consume it themselves. He has other plans! He doesn’t forget any benefit, not the least, we do another. This is how we can store up riches in heaven!
He says: You can be sure that whoever gives even a drink of cold water to one of the least of these my followers because he is my follower, will certainly receive a reward. (Matthew 10, 42)
Even such a trifle is not forgotten by God! Jesus saw an old woman throwing a few coins into the Temple treasury and He said: I tell you that this poor widow put in more than all the others. For the others offered their gifts from what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, gave all she had to live on. (Luke 21, 1ff)
Whether God forgets them and their victims? Quite certainly not !! He will richly bless them!
He said to the servant who had well managed and propagated the entrusted money that he now gets a great task. For he was faithful in the little things. ( comp. Matth. 25, 21)
Furthermore Jesus tells us that when we give something to a needy person, whe should not make a big show of it. When we really want to help a needy person then we are supposed to do it in such a way that even our closest friend will not know about it. Then it will be a private matter. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you. (Matth. 6, 1ff)
So there are notes in the whole Bible, how to deal with our money and wealth. Who reserves for itself, will get no reward. He also can not take it with when he goes on the eternal journey; – Others will consume it.
If the Heavenly Father sees how we deal with our money and blesses us, how much more will He bless it, when we ourselves give and entrust ourselves to Him! We ourselves, including our wealth, want to belong to God! This is what we want to do today:
I entrust myself to You, dear God, also my possessions, my wealth and my money shall be Yours. Please, come into my heart and take possession of it! You shall be my Lord and King.

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