Store up treasure in heaven

Scripture reference

Matthew 6:19–21 (ASV 1901)

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.


When George Muller probed a sister who had donated to the Orphan House to see if she donated with the right motive, what he discovered caused him to admire her. She had given believing in the scriptural injunction which says "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth." Matthew vi. 19. "Sell that ye have, and give alms." Luke xii. 33.
George Müller writes about a menial laborer who being intent on laying up for herself treasures in heaven, gave up her earthly possessions; time and again, to meet the needs of orphans and to support God's work.