Of Moths, Rust & Market Plunges

Today’s a good day to remind ourselves of Jesus’ encouragement.

“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.

The eye is the lamp of the body.   So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.   If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.   You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:19-24).

Regardless of what you lost today, are there incorruptible treasures attached to your name in God’s Book of Life?   Regardless of what you might lose tomorrow, can you wake up sharing the assurance of Paul in 2 Timothy 1:12?   You’ll make investments today.   Investments of time, money, effort, focus, praise, relationship and glorification. The only question is whether or not those investments will yield an eternal profit.

God’s wisdom goes something like this.   Lose your portfolio but inherit the “eternal weight of glory” and that’s the stuff of “light momentary affliction” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).   Live like a king but forfeit your soul and you’ve invested everything, including eternity, on moths and rust (Matthew 16:26).   Miss heaven and you’ve missed it all.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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