Storage for treasure

A woman in the city of Moradabad, India kept cash of 18 lakhs (1.8 million) rupees in a bank locker along with some gold jewels. She had stored the money anticipating expenses for her daughter’s marriage. After one year, when she came to the bank to retrieve it, she found it was eaten by termites. (India Today 27 September 2023) Lord Jesus Christ taught: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20)
Savings: It is good to save money for the future. God wants to teach through ants. They prepare for winter in summer. (Proverbs 6:6-11) But should be wise to put in bank deposits or where money could be safe. However, there is no security for money in the whole world. This woman was wise to save for the future but did not do it properly.
Investment: There are a few, who have surplus money which they use as capital or investment in shares or land, which they can convert into cash when needed. That also has risks. Investment for Christians should not be focused on earthly well-being. The rich fool thought he could enjoy it for many years because of the bumper harvest. He died before he began to enjoy. (Luke 12:16-21) The Parable of Talents teaches investing and making profits.
Eternal focus: The Lord expected His disciples to store their treasures in heaven, for eternity. It will not be corrupted by moths, rust, or termites. It will not be stolen by thieves either. Even small deeds are converted to eternal assets. Providing a glass of water in the name of Christ is rewarded. (Matthew 10:42) God is not unjust to forget the deeds of His people. (Hebrews 6:10) Disciples should use earthly resources to make eternal friends. (Luke 16:9) What is done to the least, is done to Lord Himself. (Matthew 25:40)
Do I store treasures in Heaven?

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