2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
Something that way too many people put off until it’s too late is writing a will. In many places it can be as simple as a signed piece of paper, listing your belongings, and who you intend to be the recipient of those items. People often think there will be just a little more time to get that done. Or, some folks feel they have nothing of value really to worry about. The problem is, if you don’t specify who gets what, even the littlest things can become the center of great contention among family members left behind. It is very likely that your belongings, no matter how many or few they may be, will mean something to someone someday. However, if we leave no will, these treasures may be seized, and families could forfeit them all.
Back in the book of Exodus, God instructed Moses on all the items He desired the Children of Israel to create and place in His tabernacle. Some of the most valuable items they brought out of the desert into the promised land were those items God intended that they have. When Solomon built for God the spectacular temple to worship in, he replicated in gold many of these items meant for the worship of the one true God. God intended for Israel to have these treasures. However, he warned them in 1 Kings 9:6-9 that if they did not stay faithful to Him and use them in worship of Him correctly, they would lose it all. These intended treasures were not really treasured, until they were gone.
God has given to us the treasure of His gospel. Still many Christians today, often forget what a blessed treasure it is. God intended this treasure to be shared. Luke 12:34 says; “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Will you share God’s Treasure?
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