In this teaching, Jesus gives straightforward wisdom that should be easy for all of us to pick up. Jesus points out the temporary nature of possessions. Everything we own can be taken in an instant. By contrast, our treasures in heaven, the investment we make in the mission of God will never fade. So that leaves all of us with a choice: are we going to invest in the here and now or are we going to set our hearts and minds to eternity and invest in what can never be taken away.