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Love not the World, neither the things in the World?

Updated on February 4, 2015

Treasures in Heaven

Wow! That's hard to wrap your thoughts around huh? The Holy Bible says we are not to love the world or the things in the world, for if any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. But what about that big new home you just bought? or that new car you just bought? Do we love these things?

Sure we do. We love everything we can get in this world. From new clothes to a vacation. Sadly though, money is what puts many christians in this state. Without the money to buy these things, we would focus more on God.

The Bible says we should lay up our treasures in heaven. Blessed are the poor and the pure of heart and those who suffer for they shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Where does that leave the christians who enjoy the finer things in life?

This is a very good question. One can only hope that we stay focused on God and not put our love into what this world has to offer. The best answer is, no matter what you have in this world, remember it is only temporary and most of all, don't love it!

Jesus told the rich ruler to sell all that he had and give to the poor and follow him. The ruler became very sad because he had much earthly riches. Then Jesus said it easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle than to enter into Heaven.

Is their one today that would sell all that they have and follow Jesus? I'm sure the answer to that is yes, but how many would never give up their worldly riches? Could we possibly imagine not having any worldly goods? Or depending on Jesus for everything? It makes you think!

Jesus could return at any moment. Are we that are saved looking for his return? Will we be found doing our Fathers business?


God Bless You!





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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful, need to think deeply about your words

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      Sed-me 3 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      A sure sign of our times that ads for material things flash alongside your simple msg. Here's to hoping your words outshine the glitz. :)

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      Paul 5 years ago from Ky

      Thanks PegCole 17, God Bless.

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is a good reminder of what we've been told in scripture. I like that your article is concise and to the point. This hub is a word to the wise.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Ky

      Thanks Bat115!

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      Tim 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This is something to think about, Good hub!

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      Audrey Baker 5 years ago from Arizona

      As my pastor frequently says, nothing you have is really yours (not even your kids). Rather, everything you have is on loan to you and can be taken away at any time.

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