Sunday, June 26, 2011

Where is Your Treasure?

In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus is recorded as saying “'Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

This passage came to mind as I saw this collection of houses the city of Detroit, through various incentive programs, will pay people to occupy. The city's intention is to lure people back to blighted neighborhoods. Many of these homes were very grand in their day. It is sad to see their present state of disrepair. They are good reminders that none of our worldly possessions are eternal.

As Isaiah said, the grass withers and the flower fades. It is the Word of God which stands forever.

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