Day 15: The choice of two treasures
Today marks the beginning of week three in our Binge the Bible study on generosity. This week we will focus on what the Bible has to say about being generous in our faith. Much of the world today says we are okay to believe whatever we’d like, as long as we keep it to ourselves. This is not what the Bible teaches. We must be generous with our faith, and this week we will dive into the scripture evidence.
Today’s portion of Matthew, as we’ve studied through twice already, encourages us that our treasures should be stored in heaven. Perhaps, walking through life keeping our faith to ourselves is not storing it up in heaven. Our faith is meant to be in motion, not stagnant… shared and shared often.
In pairing the thought of storing up our treasure in heaven with the 1 Peter passage, we are encouraged to “always be prepared” for “everyone who asks” to share the hope that we have (That’s our faith!). Can you say that you are always prepared to share your faith? I don’t think I can. Sometimes, I’ve got way too many selfish things on my “to-do list” to take the time to share my faith. Sometimes I’ve already shared my faith with someone, and he doesn’t seem to want to listen. That’s discouraging. Sometimes I don’t even know where to start sharing my faith, and/or I don’t feel prepared. The good news is that there is always room for growth!
Would you take some time today to consider where you are storing your treasures and ask God where you can be more generous with the sharing of your faith?