I was once driving through a rich area of a town in northwest Arkansas, and I saw all types of high-priced houses. As I was passing by these fancy dwellings, I suddenly realized that these homes were are all temporal possessions. When Jesus comes for the Church in the rapture and when He returns in the second coming, most people are going to lose all of their earthly belongings.
In this world, money is a piece of paper with a picture of a dead founding father on it. In Heaven, currency is the earthly work you’ve done to advance the Kingdom of God. When believers leave this world, they instantly lose the ability to make any improvements to their eternal standing. I often wonder if saints 1,000 years from now will still be kicking themselves for not being more active in striving after God’s favor.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Mat. 6:19-21).
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
“Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness” (Psalm 119:36).
“He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch” (Proverbs 11:28).