Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:…
I. THE CONDUCT PROHIBITED.
1. The heart of man is the governing principle of his actions.
2. This too high estimation of the things of the world leads to an undue degree of solicitude for their acquisition, which the precept under consideration is designed to repress.
II. THE OPPOSITE DUTY which we are required to discharge.
1. The objects exhibited to our attention — "Treasures in heaven."
2. The exhortation to secure an interest in this felicity.
III. The SATISFACTORY REASONS on which these directions are founded.
1. The uncertainty of earthly good.
2. The reality of that which is Divine.
3. And the powerful influence which our possessions have over our affections. Learn:
1. The folly of the worldly-minded man.
2. The wisdom of true piety.
(J. E. Good.)
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