Q. Thank you so much for the help and for your ministry. I have a question about treasure in heaven. What will it be? Will it be a house or mansion or gold or silver? We were having a discussion on this at church and wanted to know. I thought just seeing God and living forever would be the ultimate treasure. But would love some scripture on this.
A. Jesus said we should be storing up treasure in Heaven and not on Earth (Matt. 6:19-21) but in that passage He didn’t explain what heavenly treasure is and how to acquire it. Since the Lord was advising us not to store up treasure on Earth, it’s safe to conclude that we should use our Earthly resources in ways that will benefit us in Heaven instead of just enriching our lives here. His use of the same phrase in Matt. 19:21 tells us that’s exactly what He meant. He said we can store up treasure in Heaven by using our Earthly treasure to help the poor and needy.
This still doesn’t tell us exactly what our heavenly treasure will look like, but it does tell us how to get it. It also tells us we’ll receive something that will be valuable to us in Heaven because of our willingness to give something that’s valuable to us here.