Shiny Pennies or Heavenly Treasure?

Pennies or Quarters - Earthly or Heavenly Treasure? 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.
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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 - Earthly or Heavenly Treasure? Matthew 6:19-20

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