As I look around, Singaporeans and many people around the world are developing more than one source of income, buying more than one house/apartment/industrial buildings for rental and another source of income. Many have also been scammed by bitcoin scammers who would not release the profits made from bitcoin trade. I have not only witnessed the greed and the placement of trust in temporary assets, I have also been reminded that we as Christians are merely sojourners in this world. Who is a soujourner ? Someone living in a country where he is not a native citizen or naturalized, a resident foreigner, a lodger, an emigrant, or a stranger. As Christians, we are sojourners in this world as heaven is our home. Jesus said where your treasure is there shall be your heart also. Heaven is my home and I should not be making it a priority to just gather materialy investments which moth and rust corrupt, but I should be laying up treasures in heaven. If I have saved some for my retirement as the Lord has led me, I can afford to share what He has bleesed me with those who are poor, widows, and strangers in need of help. My life must not be consumed with just accumulating wealth on this earth. I shall be blessed if I develop the characteristics of believers found in Matthew 5 as related by Jesus himself.
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them(His disciples), saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
We will have treasure in heaven when we understand and develop the above characteristics Jesus mentioned . We shall give glory to God by our sanctified testimonies. May the Lord help us to have our feet planted in His Word. and become more like Jesus, than the world.