By Erik Rettalick I don’t know about you, but I have never been very good at handling new situations and directions in life. There are times when we choose or appear to have the choice to make a new start or head off on a different track to the one we have been on […]
By Erik Retallick 1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! Psalm 43:1-5 A short while ago I wrote an article about Psalm 42 and mentioned that Psalm 43 follows on very closely with its thoughts and tone. However, on taking a […]
Hear My Cry, O God By Erik Retallick “Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the […]
By Solomon: God, give the king your fairness in judgment, endow this son of kings
with your righteousness so that he can govern your people rightly and your poor
with justice. May mountains and hills provide your people with peace through
There are two very distinct sets of values, involving earthly treasures and wealth and heavenly treasures. During our life time on earth, which is short, we have to make a choice about which we are going to set our hearts on, because, as Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (ESV).
So the choice we have to make in our life is to follow Jesus who took on Himself the form of a servant and owned nothing or to hanker after the things that are for this life only. We have been taught a salutary lesson about earthly investment in the last few years, and many of our bankers, financiers and wise investors are looking for alternative investments.
Those of us who follow Jesus as our Saviour and Lord have effectively chosen an alternative investment, one that involves laying up treasures in Heaven.