“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” ~ Matthew 6:19-21
How do you see your opportunities on earth? As a chance to build up your own personal assets through endless acquisition? Or as a chance to do something greater?
We are constantly bombarded with the idea that true success lies only with material gain. That our personal worth can actually be calculated in numbers. This has been true for hundreds – if not thousands – of years. J. Paul Getty famously said in response to the question how much money is enough, “One dollar more.” At the time, he was nearly the richest man in the world, and it still wasn’t enough.
Chasing an earthly empire may lead to great riches. However, they won’t last and you certainly won’t get to take it with you. Keep eternity within your sights and let it guide your perspective as you go through your day. By doing so, you will end up very rich indeed.