Matt 6:19-21 “”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. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
II Cor 5:8-10a “For we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him, for we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ…”
Two missionaries were getting off a ship after serving and endangering their lives and their families for 40 years in Africa and were finally coming home to the states.
On that same ship was the Queen of England and there were bands and thousands of people greeting her as she was going to step off the ship.
The missionary’s wife said: Look darling, we have spent our whole life in service to our Lord and this woman has done nothing except she has the luxury of being born into the royal family and look at the reception she is getting.
Her wise and faithful husband squeezed her hand tightly and said, it’s ok sweetheart, we are not home yet……
II Cor 5:8-9a “For we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord…”
Life on this earth offers some great opportunities but in view of eternity it is such a small amount. So the moral of the story is; Make your life profitable for Jesus’ glory while you are here so that you will not be ashamed when He appears a second time!!!!!
And be content doing so!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the bigger question is, are you sure of where your eternal home is?
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”