Treasure in Heaven / Biblical Treasures Prophecy
The Treasures in Heaven Bible Verse Quest
Treasures are a collection of precious things that one stores up ...
If you "treasure" something, that means that you cherish it, or it
has extraordinary meaning or value to you.
As children, most of us had our own little secret treasure box of some
sort, where we stored up everything that had Spiritual or sentimental
value to the inner child within each of us. We would open it often
and review all of the contents within and these treasures remained
within our minds and hearts.
As children, we seemed to see the value in a letter from a
friend, a mood ring, a matchbox car or some worthless rock that we
found. We found these things to be ... Priceless.
But, as adults, many choose to store up things that the world finds
valuable. They seem to have lost that childlike love for the eternal
things in life and have traded up for the temporal things.
However, the Lord asks us to store up Treasures in Heaven, not on
Treasure in Heaven map to Biblical Treasures Adventure
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
A rich man asked Jesus what he must do to gain Eternal Life. Jesus
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou
hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven:
and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
As Christians, our goal is to be as much like Jesus as we can be ...
To follow in His footsteps. We walk around asking others, What Would
Jesus Do, but why have we never considered, How did Jesus feel about
being poor? He certainly could have chosen to live a more comfortable
life, but what did He do? Was Jesus rich? Was Jesus what we
call middle class? Was Jesus even above poverty level?
The answer is that Jesus lived as if He was poor. Jesus was actually homeless
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes,
and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not
where to lay His head.
Allow me to share a parable that Jesus shared with us ...
16 And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do,
because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns,
and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods
laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul
shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which
thou hast provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is
not rich toward God.
22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto
you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for
the body, what ye shall put on.
23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap;
which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how
much more are ye better than the fowls?
25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his
stature one cubit?
26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,
why take ye thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they
spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the
field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He
clothe you, O ye of little faith?
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall
drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek
after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the Kingdom of God; and all these
things shall be added unto you.
Treasure in Heaven Gift of Biblical Treasures Hunt
It is obvious in this parable it speaking against those who seek
worldly riches and creature comforts and that the balance will bring
horrible results to this soul:
1 Timothy 6:9-10
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a
snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in
destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which
while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries
that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are
But, this does not describe most of you that are reading this today
as most are all pretty much broke as a joke and just trying to get by
day to day.
Treasures in Heaven Concern
So, is this saying that Jesus expects us all to sell everything we
have and follow Him?
What about paying our bills huh? How can we pay our bills if we sell
all, surrender our worldly goods, values and even our jobs, to serve
Him? How would we eat? Where would we live?
So, why does Jesus ask us to sell all and follow Him? My friend, here is Truth. We did not ask Jesus this question, the rich man did. Hear the Truth ... Jesus was talking to a rich man and this is why He asked him to sell all. Because the treasure of the rich man's heart, was his wealth. If you were to ask Jesus the question that the rich man did, the answer would probably be different. (Unless you are a Miser or something)
So, that Treasures in Heaven Bible verse Scripture does not mean that if we want to be good Christians that we should all give up our homes and our jobs like the Apostles did, but rather to beware of making worldly views and/or goods, your treasures of the heart.
It was necessary for the Apostles to leave their homes and jobs and
families, because their role as Apostles was quite different than the
role of today's disciples.
So, does this exclude the financially poor from storing up treasures
in Heaven? Not hardly ... So, what are the Treasure in Heaven that we are to be storing up:
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves
bags which wax not old, a treasure in the Heavens that faileth
not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
It appears that treasures in Heaven are acts of sacrifice and Charity. Not necessarily money, but just showing unconditional Love for
others. How do we obtain these "treasures in Heaven?
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of
his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of
the heart his mouth speaketh.
Treasure in Heaven and Biblical Treasures Reward
These treasures in Heaven, are obtained by giving of ourselves
(without personal gain) to others.
Now, it is obvious that there are those who are called to His cause
and are asked to sell all worldly goods and follow Him, just as the
Apostles were and the rich man was. This is because God knows that
these worldly treasures will interfere with His calling for them.
Let me ask you a Treasures in Heaven Bible trivia question ... What happens if we know we have been
called to surrender something and choose not to? Do you believe that
the Lord would take what we have? From our businesses,
transportation, health, our loved ones and even Spiritual gifts to
grab our attention?
Do you believe that this has this ever happened to you? If so, why do you believe the Lord would take these things we
treasure from us?
The Treasures in Heaven Bible Verse Summary
The Lord is teaching us to increase our Faith in the next realm and to place our treasures in Heaven ... Not in this world:
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world rich in Faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which He
hath promised to them that love Him? Just as Jesus did.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For ye know the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was
rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty
might be rich.
The Treasures in Heaven Bible verses have revealed that we are to store up these treasures in Heaven by serving Him, showing
this Unconditional Love for others and sharing the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and troubled.God is keeping track of your Treasures in Heaven.
Shouldn't you be too?