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Presenting biblical answers to tough questions

Q: The Bible tells us not to store up treasures on the earth. Does that mean we should never buy anything nice?

A: The instruction not to store up treasures on earth comes within a passage of advice from Jesus about money and worries (Matthew 6:19-34). This passage is all about bringing an eternal perspective to our daily needs, resources, and choices. We must remember as Christians that we have an eternal well to draw upon for our needs (vv. 25-30), and we have an eternal life to be living. Since we have been given an eternal existence and the opportunity to store up eternal and indestructibl...


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