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Monday, October 15, 2018

Sending It On Ahead

October 15

(Job 41:11 NIV)  "Everything under heaven belongs to me.”  

(Haggai 2:8 NIV)  "'The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the Lord Almighty."

(Matthew 6:19-21 NIV) “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. {20} But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. {21} For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

One of God’s great truths is that we don’t really ever own anything. It all belongs to God. We only borrow it and use it while we pass through this world. The old saying is true: “You can’t take it with you.” However, Jesus adds this truth to the end of that phrase: “You can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.” All we get to keep in eternity is what we give away here on Earth. The treasure we use for God and give to God will be added to our accounts on the other side. Those things we hoarded and used only for ourselves will be taken from us and given to another. Christians, if this is true, we had better be more about giving than keeping. We had better be more about generosity than accumulation. We should be the most generous people in the world. Is that what you see when you look around your church? Is that what you see when you look in the mirror? -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day 

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