Treasures

2 Apr

Treasures…

Grandfather often told us stories at the night fire. Here is one of my favorites:

An ancient fable tells of three merchants who were crossing a desert. One dark moonless night, they came to the bed of a dried up creek. There, they heard a voice tell them to gather stones and travel as far away as possible and in the light of morning, they would be both happy and sad. So they obeyed the voice. When the first light of morning came, they opened their bags to see the stones they had gathered at the creek. But instead of stones, they discovered they had gathered precious jewels. They were glad about what they gathered, but as the voice had also said, they were sad – sad they hadn’t gathered more. So it is in this life.

The voice of God tells us to use and give everything we have on earth for God and we will have treasures in heaven. We don’t see those treasures yet, but we will. So be wise. Give and use everything you have in this life for the purposes and glory of God, and you will store up for yourself great treasures – only gladness and no sorrow in the morning light.

“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10

Make it your aim to use everything you have for the purposes and glory of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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