Treasures in Heaven

Psalm 37:16, Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.

The world measures wealth and success in the abundance of things and accomplishments. Even some Christians have come to think this way. No, what worth are these things that will fade away into eternity? If you have Christ, you have all you need, “in whom are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3), and who has accomplished all things for us (Ephesians 3:11-12). In Christ, you have all wisdom and knowledge—God fully revealed in the passion of Christ, which is God refusing to be seen in any way other than Christ’s suffering. For “passion” comes from πάσχω (pasko), meaning “to suffer.” That is, the God-man Jesus Christ suffered on our behalf on the cross, taking our sins upon Him and suffering God’s wrath, thus appeasing His anger (Romans 3:21-26); and promises eternal life to all who believe this in Christ (John 3:14-15, 36). For this faith He has chosen to give us is what He means to store our treasures in Heaven, which never rusts nor gets stolen (Matthew 6:20-21). And these treasures are given to us as our inheritance (Ephesians 1:11-17), being co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). Therefore, as inheritors of the promise, Christians are wealthiest of all, for Christ our Brother and King gives us all things lasting into eternal life and forevermore.

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