Heavenly Treasure by Pastor W.F Kumuyi




TEXT: 1 PETER 1:1-5

MEMORY VERSE: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 PETER 1:4).

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his book, ‘Treasure Island’ in 1881. It tells of a group of sea pirates who took to sea in search of some treasures hidden on a remote island. They endured considerable danger to life and limbs, some died, others were injured. At last, they arrived at the treasure cache, but alas, it had been emptied. For all their troubles they got only a rubble.

Stevenson’s story is a fitting illustration of the vanity of earthly pursuits. Tell me, young friend, what’s your joy? Is it that you are blessed with a sharp brain, or born into a privilege, or live in a great country? But earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away.

Heaven is the eternal home of all who repent of sin and put their faith in Christ as Lord and Saviour. And, heaven is a really beautiful place! It has to be, considering the fact that God is its Builder and Maker. Heaven’s beauty, radiance and treasures are eternal; they neither fade nor get stolen. You can be a partaker if you repent and seek the Lord today.

QUOTE: Heaven is a really beautiful place.

CHALLENGE: The fool takes much trouble to get mere rubble.

PRAYER: Lord, fix my eyes on eternal treasures.

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