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Davidisms: You Can't Take It With You, But You Can Send It Ahead

You can’t take it with you, but you can send it ahead.

If it sounds similar to yesterday’s message, that’s because it is!

Jesus tells us that as believers, we are to seek eternal, heavenly benefits of his kingdom rather than the material, temporary goods of the world (Luke 12:31). It’s the opposite of our culture’s messaging that is incessantly drilled into our heads, “I need more!” More wealth. More possessions. The list goes on and on.

Jesus instructs us to do the opposite. We “are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Timothy 6:17-19).


When we pray, and fast, and freely give to the poor, we store up treasures in heaven. Wonderful, magnificent, eternal rewards for ourselves (Matthew 6:5-18).

To be clear: what we do while here on earth directly affects the rewards we will receive when we join Jesus in heaven. Said another way: What we do here affects what happens there!

Give to the poor. Pray and fast on their behalf. Be generous in giving to the poor. Give to causes that reach the world for Jesus.

When you do so, you will receive true riches in heaven—ones that last forever.

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