“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. (Matthew 6:19-20 ESV)
Не собирайте себе сокровищ на земле, где моль и ржа истребляют и где воры подкапывают и крадут, но собирайте себе сокровища на небе, где ни моль, ни ржа не истребляют и где воры не подкапывают и не крадут, (Матфея 6:19-20 Russian)
Almighty God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you, Lord, for watching over your people who follow Christ as Lord. Protect those who happen to live in nations where being a Christian is now perceived by many as a weakness. We know for certain the true power we have because Jesus lives in us. Give every believer the wisdom to recognize the spiritual treasures which have truly lasting value beyond this life. Help us to overcome any hesitation about doing good deeds that translate into eternal riches. Make us blind to deceitful worldly wealth that entices many people into the trap of false security. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister