And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. -Rev 21:21 ESV
Those things that we value in this world, are different than those things that God values. In the 6th chapter of Matthew our Lord tells us; Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (v19-21)
Leader, on this planet people will do what they can to GET GOLD, BUY GOLD, we put GOLD in our 401K’s, our safes and our retirement plans. In the NEW HEAVEN, it is asphalt! It has such little value that it is used to WALK ON. What is like GOLD to GOD? knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
Conduit, we all mortgage our life, our time, with something called a JOB. What are you spending your TIME, your LIFE investing in? God is a God of return; He expects a return on HIS investment in you for eternity! Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. (1 Cor 3:8) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Cor 5:10) Today make sure what you are doing will withstand the BEMA seat of CHRIST. For only what we did FOR GOD- for the GLORY OF GOD, will withstand the fire of Christ’s judgment seat! Choose well!