Painting Treasure

Treasure or Copied Painting?


Painting Treasure

Painting TreasureYou can buy a priceless painting that already is a treasure, although not The Last Supper, or even commission a painting that turns into a treasure later. After all, even the Mona Lisa (right) started out as just a personal portrait.

But before calling in your bid to Sotheby's, consider what Salvator Mundi 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 express that you know and like the Savior, will you invest in earthly treasures or heed Him and lay up treasures in heaven?

For $20, frontline missionary groups can print and slip 10 Bibles into a country that bans them, and for every 10 Bibles slipped in, twenty 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 200,000 souls won. That number rises to 1 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 200 million 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 painting, why not buy one by a young artist at a fraction of the cost and that has a much higher potential for appreciation?

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