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“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:20-21).

We do accumulate over a lifetime and the question is, “What will I accumulate?”  The Lord is calling us to work on our character.  What He means is that we should focus on becoming like Christ.  The closer you are to the image of Christ, the richer you have truly become.  Why settle for things that are worth nothing when life ends here, when you can have all that you need and could ever hope for in the goodness of the Lord.

Lord, You know that I become greedy for stuff.  Help me to live into the call of faith and focus upon my character and not just the stuff this world has to offer.  Guide me now and always to have the right priorities so that even in seeking to be like You I do not seek in a covetous way.  You know what I need and how to get there, so lead me the way You know I need to be led to become like You more and more each day.

Lord Jesus, You have come to save us from ourselves.  This world is temporary; You are forever.  Help me now and always to know that in You alone do I breathe and have my being.  Let me grow to be like You by not just thinking about it, but walking with You today doing what You give me to do.  Guide me now and always, Lord, in the way You would have me go.  Lead me by Your power, Holy Spirit.  Amen.