How Much?

When someone dies, a question is often asked by the heirs, “How much did he leave?”

Here’s the answer: “All of it.”

How do we know? Psalm 49:15-20 says, “But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them. Though while they live they count themselves blessed— and people praise you when you prosper— they will join those who have gone before them, who will never again see the light of life. People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.”

We could be buried with our pockets stuffed full of cash or be encased by a gold and diamond studded casket, but not one bit of it will translate into God’s economy. When we study what the New Jerusalem looks like, gold and jewels are used as building materials. The gold is pavement and jewels are used for the foundation.

We work in this life to accumulate wealth, when in reality it all stays here when we die. Not one dime with make the trip with us. So, when we think about that, then maybe we should spend our time storing up treasure in heaven.

How can we do that?

Live for the Lord and tell others about Him.

Lord Jesus, thank You so much for Your provision in my life. Help me to be content with what I have and not always be trying to get more. Help me also to understand what true treasure is and to store that up.

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