My Treasure

In the mail yesterday we received no less than eight catalogs, offering everything from windoware to goosedown jackets to personalized snowman figurines. Evidently October is when this world thinks we ought to begin Christmas shopping.

This world certainly offers us plenty of “treasures” that moths and rust destroy. Matthew 6:21 says that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Becausing I am working on being a better steward of all that God has entrusted to me, I threw those catalogs in the trash. Nothing in them is going to matter in 10 years, muchless a thousand years, so why waste my time and money on them?

In a thousand years, teaching my daughters about Jesus will matter. In a thousand years, time spent pointing others to Jesus will matter. Those are the treasures I must store up for myself — not the latest fashions or dust collectors.