Earlier this week I was driving to work when I heard a song on the radio. The name of the song was “Temporary Home” and its theme is that earth is our temporary home. We are not here forever, but just for a moment. Unfortunately, many of us forget this and focus on this life. Matthew 6:19-21 says,
“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 thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Jesus clearly tells us that we should not store treasures up for this life, but instead in heaven. From the beginning of Bible we are told that “dust you are and to dust you shall return.” (Gen. 3:19) We will not remain here forever, but instead will spend eternity either heaven or hell. Those who are focused on this life will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
I want to clarify something though. This does not mean we should ignore everything in this life. God tells us to glorify Him while we are here. We can, and are commanded to, care for the poor, sick, and oppressed. We are also commanded to encourage you to not focus on the things in this life, but instead focus on glorifying God through serving and obeying His word.
Your Brother in Christ,