19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
After reading this the two things that really come to mind in our culture today, in connection with rust and moths, are cars and clothes. For me it was mostly cars, not so much clothes. Everyone reading who know me are now thinking, “yea, no kidding”. Ha Ha. But as a youngster and even today, I’ll admit I have an attraction to cars.
I was reading an article just the other day about the 2014 Camaro ZL1. The ZL1 is a Camaro with a Corvette engine. 580 horses, yeaaa buddy. However this car runs about 57k. Imagine what you can do for God, with $57,000. If I were to break this into monthly payments it would run about $1,075 a month. Oh what we can do for God’s Glory with a budget of $1,075. Pizza for the homeless maybe? You know with that budget you can buy roughly 200 pizzas one month and spend a whole day handing them out to those in need. May have to buy them 20 at a time. Gotta keep em hot! I don’t know about you but just talking about this is motivating me to do something. I just love the idea.
So, is it wrong to own nice things? Absolutely not. But as Jesus said, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” This stuff – cars, clothes, whatever it may be for you, it is all temporary. Love lasts forever. Most of us have lost someone we love, yet we still love and miss them today. Love is something that last far longer than any earthly treasure you could ever buy.
And that brings me to Jesus. His love never fails, it never gives up, it will never run out on you. So very true there’s even a song for it.