“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”—Matthew 6:19.
Wayne Klinkel might want to add dogs to this list of wealth destroyers. The Montana man says that his dog ate 5 one hundred dollar bills. Klinkel retrieved as much of the paper money as he could from the dog’s droppings, then washed the pieces and taped them together. He hopes that the federal government will reimburse him the money.
Jesus teaches us that we shouldn’t rely too much on material things because we can’t count on that wealth to always be there. There are many different types of circumstances that can cause our possessions to disappear. We can’t put our trust in earthly treasures because they are temporary.
Instead, we should rely on things that will last forever. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”—Matthew 6:20-21.