“Where Moth and Rust Do Not Destroy”

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Nov 062010

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy,and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” Mathew 6:20-21

Well, I got behind a few days on “Generosity” (my excuse was the election on Tuesday) but I am now caught up.  Jeff’s message on Sunday was a good one — challenging as always. 

The Scripture quoted above was from the reading for Day 3 of Week 3.  It struck me as something perhaps more appreciated by those of us who, while perhaps not yet seniors, are no longer considered “young.”  Why is that?  I think the natural tendency of youth is to accumulate.  But more and more, I find myself thinking “do I really need to buy that.”  Increasingly, hearing from people who have decided to “downsize” makes sense.  After all, at what point do we stop owning material wealth and it begins to own us.

This process, for believers at least, also forces us to confront questions about what is that is truly LASTING.  And that it why this verse in Mathew spoke to me.