Shiny Pennies or Heavenly Treasure?

Pennies or Quarters ? The choice is yours - Matthew 6:19-20

Small children will trade a quarter for three shiny pennies. They’re too naïve to realize which has more value.

Unfortunately, we Christians do the same whenever we give up heavenly treasures for earthly ones (Matthew 6:19-20; 1Timothy 6:18-19).

We’re trading spiritual wealth for a few shiny pennies when we:
  • Take the easy way instead of the right way
  • Avoid an opportunity to share our faith
  • Focus on worldly goals
  • Keep our mouths shut when Biblical values are mocked
  • Overlook some of God’s commands
Remember the poor widow who sacrificially gave up her last few pennies? She was trading them for much greater treasure in heaven (Luke 21:1-4). 

Remember the Centurion who didn’t feel he even deserved to have Jesus in his home? He was trading earthly honor for heavenly honor (Matthew 8:5-13). 

Remember those “who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection” (Hebrews 11:35)?

Let’s think before we reach for those shiny pennies, dear Christians.
If you'd like to study what Hebrews 11 says about storing up heavenly treasures, check out today's Bite Size Bible Study.

You might enjoy these other 1-minute devotions about storing up heavenly treasure:
Rich or Poor, Stingy is the Same
When Less is More 
And check out the Bible Love Notes Archive of devotions about Money and Things

Pennies or Quarters ? The choice is yours - Matthew 6:19-20

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