9-4-16: Wealth versus True Treasure

Scripture: Matthew 13:44-58, 19:23-30

Sermon Audio: https://clyp.it/qb05d2gm

Some of the most beautiful and valuable gems in creation are formed from simple dirt and grit put under great pressure.

In life, we often forget the importance of value rather than wealth. Not everything of a high price is ultimately valuable.

Grandpa George: There’s plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this [golden] ticket, there’s only five of them in the whole world, and that’s all there’s ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy? (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

The Kingdom of God is far more precious than money. The kingdom of God is a treasure.  What is expensive does not equal it being important, or at least, it should not. Unfortunately, our society in this day and age has come to few the two concepts as interchangeable.

“To be blessed” is not correlative to the amount of money you are making or have. Blessings are not merely possessions or “stuff”. We need to stop equating wealth/success with God’s love. His love is given to all, regardless. High or low, wealthy or poor. We are all valuable to God.

Wealth and treasure are different. Let’s focus on building up a lasting treasure, a loving legacy.

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