May 21, 2014

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Matthew 6:19-24

All of us have family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation. One family treasured a very old vase. They even kept it on the mantle where everybody could see it. When the mother came in from shopping late one afternoon, her teenage daughter said, “Mother, you know that vase that has been handed down from generation to generation?”

“Yes, dear. What about it? Her daughter said, Well, this generation just dropped it.”

The story above illustrates a reality. Early “treasures” can “break” and have no eternal value. On March 6, 2014, my wife and I were in the British Museum in London. We saw “treasures” from every civilization, many dating over 2,500 years old. All the power and riches they represent are gone. Jesus said, “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.” (Matt 6:20-21) Your faith and love for Jesus is a treasure that will live forever. May it increase throughout your life until you see Jesus face to face.

Prayer: Lord, help me to always treasure you. Amen.

 Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell,
Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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