The Scriptures call us all to wisdom concerning our purpose in this life. Many seek pleasure and comfort through the accumulation of physical possessions. In contrast, Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-21:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Earthly possessions provide only superficial, temporary, deceptive comfort (Mark 4:19). They promise what they cannot give: eternal comfort and peace.
Every earthly life ends. Whether that end comes slowly or quickly, early or late, all earthly life is temporary. After it is over, every person will meet God and receive the results of their choices on earth (2 Cor. 5:10). God urges every person to seek peace in eternity by behaving faithfully toward Him now. In Isaiah 55:2-3, God calls us away from physical pursuits and into His everlasting covenant in Christ. Through Isaiah, He wrote:
“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. “Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.
According to the word of God, salvation is offered through the blood of Christ. Rather than working so hard to attain things that will pass away, listen to God’s message! Come to Him through Jesus Christ and find true treasure in eternal life!