Exchange earthly possessions for heavenly treasure

Scripture references

Matthew 6:19–21 (ASV)

19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: 20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.

Luke 12:33 (ASV)

33Sell that which ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth.


So timely was a sister's gift of her valuable jewelry to the orphan work that a grateful George Müller used a diamond ring from the gifts to inscribe upon his windowpane the words: "JEHOVAH JIREH"—a constant reminder that God will always provide.
From the very beginning of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Müller purposed to only have treasures in heaven. They sold what little they had and gave it to the poor, then lived—for the rest of their lives—a life of complete dependence upon God for their every need.