Read Luke 12:31-40
"Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faith not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth" (v. 33).
In order to determine the cost of love, we need to go to the source of love. The Bible tells us that "God is love." The next verse that comes to mind is what we often refer to as the golden text of the Bible: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). We often refer to this as the ultimate price which was paid.
Today's verse is not advocating that it is wrong to have personal possessions, but it is emphasizing how we value them. If we look upon them as God-given treasures, we should be concerned about how we best preserve and use them. It is clear here and elsewhere in Scripture that the only safe place is in heaven.
One of the ways that we "lay up ... treasures in heaven" (Matt. 6:20) is by helping those who are in need both materially and spiritually. There may be times when it seems prudent to give directly to someone in need, but it is also safe to give through the missions arm of the church and other reputable charitable organizations. (Burl A. McClanahan)
Give as 'twas given to you in your need;
Love as the Master loved you.
Be to the helpless a helper indeed:
Unto your mission be true....
Make me a blessing to someone today
- Ira B. Wilson

Our heart and treasure abide together.
This is the November 27, 2013 devotional entry from Opening the Word.