“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where theives break in and steal.” Matthew 6.19 NIV
Moths and rust both work the same way: SLOWLY. You have to let something sit unattended for a LONG time for rust and moths to destroy it. Stored up stuff, accumulated stuff that you’re just hordeing is WORTHLESS. You can’t serve God and money. Which one is the best to STORE UP? Store up and horde God who automatically flows out and refills those who want Him!
“So do not worry, saying, ‚ÄòWhat shall we eat?‚Äô or ‚ÄòWhat shall we drink?‚Äô or ‚ÄòWhat shall we wear?‚Äô For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
(Matt 6:31-34 NIV)
So Jesus says seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and we’ll have everything we need. Maybe that’s the hard part. Do we want what God knows we need, or do we think we’re smarter or wiser or “more realistic” than God?
More realistic than God. That’s rich.
I WANT a Canon Digital Rebel xti. and Adobe Creative Suite 3 and a Google Hat and a GPS and a laptop tray. But what if the tools I need to SEEK HIS KINGDOM and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS are a bucket and a sponge?! Will I be content when I FIND HIS KINGDOM!? or will I be disappointed that it doesn’t look enough like a Best Buy?