We hear the phrase, "possession is nine tenths of the law." We are not under the law, but under grace. The law no longer can condemn us because our kinsman redeemer has paid our debt. We are declared free.
So many of us are caught up in the 'need' for things. We want the bigger house, bigger car, bigger diamond ring. We end up with the bigger debt.
When we achieve all the 'things' that are advertised to make our lives better and happier and more prosperous, we discover that we are not happier or more content or more satisfied. We seek more 'things' and still are not happy. All of our possessions have made us work more, worry more and give us less time for our true treasure.
Matthew 6:19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first the kingdom of God. We will receive all the blessings of God when we put Him first. We must put our priorities in order. He will bless us with His great abundance. It will not necessarily be the 'things' that the world is telling us we need but it will be the
things that lead us into eternal life. His blessings will help us to be a better, more effective witness to the world.
1Peter 1:3,4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade- kept in heaven for you,....
We will receive our inheritance at the last trumpet. When we stand before the Lord of the harvest, we will stand sinless and forgiven. We will be received with great rejoicing into the eternal city. We will walk on streets of gold. If the streets
are gold, we can only imagine what the city will look like.
The 'things' we have now will pale in comparison to our heavenly inheritance. We won't have to dust, clean or repair anything. We will look back and wonder why our 'things' were so important!