It’s hard to be married to someone as nice as my wife. Don’t get me wrong, she is amazing! She is everything I am not. I’m nice too, but I can’t compare to my wife. She is so selfless. She puts everyone before herself.
I love to help people too, most of the time. My wife will stop what she is doing, all the time, and make it her number one priority to put your needs before hers.
And I am learning from her to put myself last, but it’s a hard trait to learn. The Lord blessed my wife with a huge, selfless heart.
My wife is teaching me that it’s ok, if people take advantage of you, so what if you are taken advantage of. We are here to serve God and serve one another.
She is storing up treasures in Heaven. Yes, there will be treasures in Heaven waiting on us because of our good works here on Earth. No, our good works won’t get us into Heaven. Having faith in Jesus Christ and repenting of our sins get us in Heaven, but good works equals treasures in Heaven.
See these scriptures about good works and storing up treasures:
“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.” (Matthew 6:19 – 21 ESV)
“Sell your possessions and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:33 – 34 ESV)
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:17 – 19 ESV)
See these scriptures about eternal life:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)
“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:40 ESV)
And finally The Woman That Fears the Lord:
“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens. 16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself[b] with strength
and makes her arms strong.18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night. 19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.” (Proverbs 31:10: 20 ESV)
So, the next time someone you know wants to help someone, even if you think they are being taken advantage of or you think it’s too much, let them help, help them help. We can’t out give the Lord. It’s never too much. They are storing up treasures in Heaven, where treasures really matter, not here on earth, where things rot and decay and can be stolen by others and we can’t even take them with us when we are called to Heaven. The treasures that really matter are in Heaven.