Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. It is tempting to hoard what we receive – especially when we feel we have earned it. However, we must recognize that all good things come from God. These enrichments are gifts from The LORD, and they are not meant to be hoarded. Instead, we should use the bounty we have been blessed with to bless others.
Have you ever heard of one who gives freely to God not be blessed? Joy, wholeness, peace, happiness…are simply words. The real thing is within each in The family of God; Amen.