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Thoughts of a Young Believer

So today I read in Matthew 6:19-20:

‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.’

Now this sounds great to me, and I can see that Jesus is saying that we should have an eternal outlook on life. To realise that anything we gain on earth will all rust and decay, because they are temporary and we cannot take them with us to heaven.

However, I got a bit concerned recently when I hear people discussing the good things they had done, saying that they were ‘storing up treasures in heaven’. It seems to me that if we are following God’s word and following his commandments in order to get more treasures in heaven…

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