Security at Work

Josh Wanner40DOW

“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.”

Matthew 6:19-21

Have you ever cleaned out your home? Perhaps for a move, or simply because it was time to downsize and purge some stuff? What are the most challenging things to get rid of? The things you paid the most money for? The ones with the most memories?

For me, one of the hardest parts of cleaning things out is getting rid of things that I can remember how valuable or important they were at one time to me, even if they are not currently in use. The worn-out baseball cap that I used to wear every day, the video games that gave so many hours of enjoyment with friends, and the clothing that I can remember going on my first dates in.

However, our reading today reminds us that nothing in this world lasts forever. Cobwebs form, steel rusts, and even beautiful and brand-new buildings age, weather, and decay.

But the Word of the Lord remains forever. True wisdom reveals to us that God’s Word never changes, and His promises never fade or wither away. This is why Jesus Himself exhorts us today to not lay up for ourselves treasures here on earth. We must not rely on any job we have, any amount in the savings account, or any asset we own to provide security.

Instead, true security that lasts and can be depended upon comes only from knowing that our God has loved us, sent His Son to be our true treasure, and has delivered us from every insecurity of body and soul.


Dear Lord, help me to lay up treasures in heaven by trusting not in my own wealth or riches, but gaining security from Your almighty Word!

Daily Reading: Proverbs 12

– Contributed by Pastor Jarod Koenig