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Faith in the Invisible (6 of 8)
Series: A Journey of Faith
God is eternal. Circumstances are temporary. Heaven is eternal. This earth is temporary. The work of God is eternal. Trials are temporary. The Word of God will never pass away. Man's opinions will fade. God's Gift is Eternal Life. Natural life is only temporary.
Matthew 6:19 ''Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 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.
TREASURE: the place in which good and precious things are collected and laid up. What I esteem as valuable will show itself in my life. What I think is important, I will gravitate toward.
I have come here today to say one main thing: Your faith cannot be in this world. You cannot ultimately trust in this world, this world system, the things in this world, or the people of this world. We must rise above this earthly plane of existence and put our heart in the right place.
TEMPORAL OR ETERNAL
We can't put our faith in temporary things. Our faith must be in the things of God. The things that are seen are temporary, but the things that are not seen are eternal.
It has been said that we as Christians should not be ''so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.'' I think as Christians we need to be able to relate to people, but we have to remember who we belong to. We don't have to be so heavenly-minded, but we should be ''heavenly-hearted.'' That means that we know that we don't ''belong'' down here. Heaven is our home and Jesus is our Savior and Lord and THAT IS WHERE MY HEART IS. The question is WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT DO YOU HOLD AS VALUABLE? My next question to you is: IS WHAT YOU HOLD AS VALUABLE ETERNAL OR TEMPORARY?
James 4:4 says, ''Whoever (therefore) wa ...
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