We just returned from Peru a few weeks ago. With the myriad details to be taken care of and multitude of things to remember, one thing I was glad to know was that I had a suit waiting for me upon arrival. We don’t wear suits in. At least, we hardly ever wear suits, so I just left mine in the US.

However, shortly after arriving, I saw my suit hanging nicely in the closet where I left it. One less thing to worry about!

But then, I noticed a hole. Not very large, but still, a real hole.

Upon further inspection I noticed a number of holes in different places left all over the coat.

This was a nice Stafford suit, and I was not happy about tossing it in the trash, but it definitely served as a good reminder:

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matthew 6:19-20

Notice that Jesus doesn’t argue here that it’s sinful to have treasures on earth. That is another topic. Here He reminds us that it’s just not smart!


Your treasures on earth will be

  1. spoiled (like my suit) or
  2. stolen (like a lot of other things in Peru)

However, your treasures in heaven are

  1. secure,
  2. safe, and
  3. sound

Where are your treasures!?