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Teens & Tithing (2)

Thought No. 2: Tithing is safer than a safe deposit box

Matthew 6:19–21 says, “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. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

On the Lies Young Women Believe blog, Erin Davis writes: “Go ahead; put all your money in your bank. It won’t be there in fifty years. Bury it under a tree, and it will rot. Spend it all on shoes, and they will inevitably go out of style. But the Bible promises that what we do for God’s kingdom will last forever, and that includes giving our money toward ministry.”

Now don’t misunderstand this: This isn’t about doing the one, and not doing the other. Saving money and investing money is part of wise biblical stewardship. But this is simply stating a fact: One treasure will last forever, and one won’t. One treasure you can take with you, and one you can’t. So… which treasure is your greatest treasure? Your heavenly treasure or your earthly treasure? If you have the order right, (heavenly treasure first!), than it will be reflected in how you view and use your earthly treasure.

So: What do you do with the money you earn?


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