Myth #4: “You Can’t Take it With You”

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It’s true, you can’t take it with you.  When you die, you will be forever separated from your stuff.  That’s why Jesus said not to store up treasure on earth; it’s not that earthly wealth is bad, it’s that it’s temporary.  Rather, he said to lay up treasure in heaven.  Why?  Because it’s forever.  So Jesus’ point in Matthew 6:19-21 is not that we shouldn’t store up treasure, but that we should change the location of it.

It’s interesting that Jesus doesn’t make an emotional appeal, but a logical one: Don’t spend all your money on something that won’t last when you can invest in the Kingdom of God, which is forever.