“Though I appreciate your gifts, what makes me happiest is the well-earned reward you will have because of your kindness.” (Philippians 4:17 LB)
Every time you are generous, you’ve invested in your eternal home. Jesus called this principle “storing up treasure in Heaven”. Life is not about storing up things here on Earth, but in Heaven. Don’t store up your treasure on Earth where thieves can steal it and rust and moths can destroy it. You will spend a lot of time in Heaven, and be rewarded far more in Heaven than on Earth. You spending 70-150 years only here leave everything behind. But you will enjoy your treasure in Heaven for eternity! So, how do you store up treasure in heaven? The Bible says you do it by investing in people.
Again, there are only two things that are going to last forever: the Word of God and people. You will spend eternity in either heaven or hell, and your investment in someone could make all the difference. God wants you to invest in people, because those investments have eternal consequences and rewards. Today we celebrate “World Kindness Day”, let this celebration make change of your life about investing in People. Paul wrote to express his appreciation for their support, and what brought him joy, was that their sacrifice and generosity gave them treasure in Heaven. They invested in him, but they also invested in their eternal home. Are you giving away your time, energy and money?