Scripture for Today: Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in Heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”
Being the fiancée of Prince Harry, there is a lot of interest in anything Meghan Markle wears or carries. The purse Meghan carried at their first official royal event following their engagement sold for 675$. People were so taken with her look that this same purse sold out on the company’s web site in eleven minutes! But as with any purse, it will eventually show wear and tear or fall out of fashion. Before long, it will be passed down to someone else or find its way to a thrift shop.
Today’s verse makes reference to a purse that will never wear out. Jesus uses this image to illustrate our treasure in Heaven. This treasure is eternal and will never fail or disappoint. There is no chance of it being stolen or eaten by moths. Because this is true, we can freely give to the poor from our earthly treasures. Jesus reminds His disciples that they have already been given the Kingdom of God. Because He has taken care of our every need, we are not fearful and can be generous in our giving (verse 32).
How I spend my money is a true litmus test of where my heart is and what I value. I do not want my purse stuffed with what is inconsequential or with what the world says is important. I want to use my money and influence to grow His Kingdom and please Him. I already know that I cannot “out-give” the Lord as He provides everything I need.
Lord, may You be the true Treasure of my heart.