Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Heart Will Be Where The Treasure Is

Lately the stock market have been fluctuating wildly. Not too long ago the Hang Sang Index was in the 10,000s; then 20,000s, then 30,000s. Suddenly it was 20,000s again. It used to be that a gain or drop of 500 was a big one. Now it is 1,000 or even 2,000 in one day. If one has any investments in stocks, one’s heart can’t help but swing with them.

How true it is that Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

It is depressing to have money in stock these days. However, if your money is in real estate, it is a different story because housing prices are going up and up. But one person’s gain is another person’s loss.

A friend was being kicked out of his rented apartment recently because his current landlord sold the apartment. The current owner was really happy because the apartment had been bought a few years ago with seven something million dollars, and he just sold it for nine million. But the new landlord’s heart sank when he saw the inside of the apartment for the first time. Because the apartment had a low ceiling, and the windows look out towards a bank of old buildings, instead of an open vista. A fortune can be gained or lost in the blink of an eye in real estate.

Matthew 6:19-20 says, “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 nto destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

How true it is! God loves the orphans in Gansu just as much as He loves you and me. So when we trust in God, see them in God’s eyes and are kind to those orphans, treasure is being stored in heaven, where God looks after them. It is much better than putting the money in any bank, stocks, or real estate.

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