“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” – II Peter 3:10
Today I simply want to remind us that material possessions are temporary! Our grasp on the material world ought be loose at best. Our storage units ought be in Heaven, not on earth. In this passage we see Peter attempting to describe the end of the world just prior to the eternal state of Heaven. He says the entire planet, along with the atmosphere above and possessions down below, will be utterly eliminated by a grand fire.
Just as the flood of Noah washed away the accomplishments of an ancient civilization, so the fire of Peter will burn away the remnants of our modern civilization. So, knowing this, how should we then live? We are to be living for the future heaven and earth! We ought not be so preoccupied with our current plans that we forget to include God. We ought not be so wrapped up with our temporal kingdom that we forget to advance His eternal kingdom.
We ought not be so possessed by our material possessions that we forget to lay up treasure in heaven. If your truest treasures are stored in your closet, safe, garage, and storage unit, then you will find your heart continually drawn back to this present world.
In contrast, if your truest treasures are stored up in heaven, then your heart will long to be there with your Lord. What do you look forward to most about arriving in Heaven?