Painting Treasure

Treasure or Copied Painting?


Painting Treasure

Painting TreasureUnderstandably, some treat paintings as family treasures to pass onto their children while others treasure paintings as investments.

But before calling in your bid to Sotheby's for that priceless painting by Picasso or a priced painting at the local art gallery, consider what Jesus said about 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)
Since you expressed that the money for paintings is a blessing from God, will you spend the money on earthly treasures or will you heed Christ and lay up treasures in heaven?

If the latter, how can you lay up treasures in heaven?

For $20, frontline Bible organizations can print and slip 10 Bibles into a country that bans them, and for every 10 Bibles slipped in, thirty new people on average come to believe in Christ.

For the price of a $200,000 painting, 100,000 Bibles can reach the lost and 300,000 souls won for Christ. That number rises to 1.5 million souls won for the price of a $1 million artwork. And for the price of a $200 million oil on canvas, 100 million Bibles can reach the lost and a third of a billion (that's "b") souls won for Jesus.

So why not forego that Picasso, Rembrandt or da Vinci and instead invest the money in heavenly treasures? If you must have a artwork, why not buy one by a young artist that's just as pleasing to the eye but at a fraction of the cost?

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