Sunday Stillness – Matthew 6:20

Matthew 6:20
Watercolour painting by Janis Cox

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:20, NIV).

“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being”(Matthew 6:20, The Message).

This week I have been studying about being Holy and worshipping in the true way. We have been studying Rational Worship.

Where I place my treasure is where I spend my time and where I want to be. I want to be in God’s Word so I am ready, so I am filled with the Holy Spirit and so I am grounded in the truth.

So I am storing up treasures in heaven – what about you? What is God teaching you this week?

Remember this passage:

 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1-2, NIV).

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  1. Amen, Janis! Heavenly treasures are the only ones we’ll enjoy throughout eternity, and the best part will be to lay them at Jesus’ feet! Love the painting & the post!

    1. Laurie,
      As we read, study, pray and build a closer relationship with Jesus – we find a vast array of treasures. So exciting isn’t it?

  2. I would be nowhere in this world without the love of my precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and without His holy Word to guide and direct my every step in this life. He has blessed me to be a blessing, and given me His Word to equip myself to live for Him! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Hi Janis,
    It’s so easy to be distracted by everthing around us, especially the internet. Thanks for sharing about storing up treasures where they will last.

    1. Betty,
      Thanks for your kinds words. Yes – things of this world can distract us from hearing from God. Stopping to listen to Him, study His Word and build a relationship – those are things that are stored up for us.

  4. I love the picture – I hope I will stop and think about what I am really “squirreling away” when I see the squirrels busy on my lawn and in my trees!

  5. These verses in Matthew are always helpful to me as I swim daily against the current. While the world pulls me and my children in one direction, God’s Word teaches us something very different indeed! Happy Sunday to you!

    1. Carrie,
      Yes we need to stick to the Word of God in this world – as we are pulled away from His Word every minute. Thanks for commenting.

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