“Yes” Because Our Investments Matter
Being concerned means looking at how we are investing our time and resources. As Ephesians 6:8 explains, the Lord will reward each of us for whatever good we do.
Revelation 22:12, describes how this will happen. “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.”
Concern focuses on building up treasures in Heaven, rather than achieving and attaining our rewards on earth according to the world’s standards.
1 Timothy 6:18 describes how to store up these treasures by doing good, being rich in good deeds, and being generous and willing to share.
Jesus in Matthew 6:20 explains the benefits of heavenly investments. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
1 Timothy 6:19, explains further, “In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
Where we invest reveals our heart, too, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 16:21).
If concerned means living worried and fearful of what is coming, then absolutely, no. Jesus explains in Mark 13:7, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
He tells how, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places" (Matthew 24:7).
Terrible times where men and women will love themselves most, love money, be boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, and much, much more (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
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