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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship

In Matthew 6:19–21 (NIV) Jesus cautions us:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”


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A basic human need is security, but money doesn't fulfill this need. That is because money itself is not secure. It can be lost, stolen or wiped out in a bank failure or stock market crash. If your security is placed in money, and you lose the money, you lose your security.


Even if you don't lose your money, it still fails to give you true security. In a total economic collapse, money won't help at all. Money in the bank won't shield you from a bank failure. In the event of war, money may allow you to move to an uninvolved nation, but it can't stop a bullet or a missile.


In a time of famine, money lets you buy what food there is, but when there is truly no food left, you can't eat money. Real security, by definition, can only come from something that will always be there for you. Money does not meet this standard. God does.


Appeal: The only thing that is certain in our world is uncertainty. Our offering today will help provide resources for our church’s work of pointing people to the true source of security.


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