Earthly treasure is a passing thing. Jesus said that it is like fabric attacked by moths or metal that is oxidized by the elements and rusted to the core. Both fall apart when one attempts to make use of them.
Our world is full of people who attach too much to the passing things of life. Things that really matter are placed on the back burner and things of lesser importance are given our main energy. When the day is over we live in dissatisfaction and life turns sour. Nights are long and days are full of distress. As we grow older we look to regain something of worth but many times it is too late.
Recently I came across a statement by a Vernon Brewer that pointed out a salient truth. “Every day, I try to do at least one thing that will outlive me and last for eternity.”
We spend too much energy attending to the things that will not last. Day by day we are engrossed in things that seem to make us happy and we are less happy day by day. We work and slave for things that won’t matter in 100 years much less in eternity.
Has not God made us for greater things? Has not our creator a greater design for human lives? When life is completed and our bodies return to the dust from which they came, what is left? Our spiritual nature is important and can live with God in glory, but are we giving it proper attention?
But what I want to focus on in this article is simply “What will I leave behind?” Have I done anything that will outlive me and last for eternity? Well?