|©02/19/2001 Jim Welch
Scriptural references for:
Lay up treasures in Heaven
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Labor not for the things that perish, but rather labor for things that endure
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Earthly treasures are but for a season.
¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Heavenly treasures last forever.
¶Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Where a man's treasure is, so is his heart.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
If a man's treasure is earthly then his heart will be filled with the works
of the flesh; immorality, uncleanness, licentiousness, anger, hatred et cetera.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
If a man's treasure is in heaven then his heart will be filled with the works
of the Spirit; charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
modesty, continency et cetera.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Remember, God looks at the heart and with the heart we can please or displease
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.