Treasure

Introduction   Matt  19:16-30

 

There is a question that mankind ask of God and that is eternal life. We understand that what is important is life itself and seek to save it when it comes to the Kingdom of God. Many seek this thru medicine, witchcraft, religion and Christ himself. It is surprising that even the those who claim to know God are in search for the mystery of eternal life.

 

1.      Knowledge of God  (Matt 19:16-30)

        The rich young man approaches Jesus and asks the question we all seek to know, eternal life

        The RYM understands the law and keeps it, he also recognizes the savior and follows him

        What we have hear is a person that has righteous perspective about God and his kingdom

  I.    Upon Jesus reply he answers as one that loves Gods and lives for him

ii.     An old testament follower of the 10 commandments, in other word a Christian

iii.    (Isa 64:6) Yet the RYM understands that all this means nothing to a Holy God

iv.     In the outward the RYM is the model Christian of today

v.      He has the qualifications of a Man of God, loves God and does his will

vi.     A believer, that actually is living right, expound

        This is what the churches of today look for faithful individuals that are evolved in church truths

       The RYM knew in his heart that he lacked and asked God what he needed to do, here's the problem

       Jesus answered him

 

2.      Our Lack

        God wants it all, not just the outward (vs. 21)

        You will never be in a place where you can stand before God and be acceptable by your works

        (Eph. 2:8-10)  It is the grace of God that will save you not your righteousness

    a.  (Palms 53:1-4)  There is none righteous, this is still the case even the RYM

    b.  Mankind at his best is lost regardless of his accomplishments on this world

  • The is true to the saint and sinner alike, religion is not good enough
  • Rich, poor, sick, healthy, wise, dumb whatever state your in it is lacking
  • Ever wonder why as a saint you feel your far from God from time to time
  • It is because our flesh is still a problem, we have to deal with the carnal
  • As saints we are always searching to please God but understand this will never happen, expound
  • The person that tells you they can stand in their righteousness is a fool

 

 

3.      True Treasure (vs. 21-22)

        Sell all you have give to the poor follow me

  i.      This is still Jesus calling to us, sell out for God and pour your life out to the poor

  • We need to understand that what God values is salvation and consecration

  • (John 12: 24-30)  Before the crucifixion Jesus emphasizes this truth ounce again

  • Where is your heart in this world or God's Kingdom? (Matt 6: 19-21)

  • If you stand for what the world offers you will lose, abundant life doctrine

  • You want to know God's heart (Luke 23:27-47)

  • This is a far cry from the religious world way of serving God

  • JFK, Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country

  • God himself laid down his life for you and I - did what he asked the RYM

 

        We need to ask ourselves what does God really want?

   i.    look at those around you because whether you like it or not he came for humanity

 ii.     True treasure lies within the souls of mankind, (Job 1:21-22)

        Churches goals should be souls, not money, traditions, power but souls

        Eternal life thru death in this world

 

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Matt 19:16-30
16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?"

17 So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, " 'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,'

19'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?"

21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?"

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?"

28 So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.

30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Isa 64:6
6 But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.

Eph 2:8-10
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ps 53:1-4
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
KJV

John 12:24-30
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
KJV
 

Matt 6:19-21
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
NKJV

Luke 23:27-47
27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
KJV

Job 1:21-22
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.