THE TRUTH IS — Treasures in Heaven – Matt. 6:19-21; Psalms 106:15. Such Treasures would be only that of Spiritual Value, and not that of tangible, visible, organic, material earthly wealth. For proof read all of Matt. 6:1-34 which is a part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Now, Jesus further teaches this to the rich young ruler in Matt. 19:21. Luke 12:16—21, esp. V.33. Jesus herein teaches the very same Principle.
Paul puts it very plainly in – Gal. 6:7 = “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Again, Paul teaching this young preacher in = 1st Tim. 6:9—19 & Heb. 11:24-27. Solomon taught this same lesson in – Prov. 23:4-5.
There are many verses ascribing the act of “Alms- giving” which is, timely and beneficially, receiving, as an “earnest” or Treasures from Heaven – Eph. 1:14, and is illustrated in the life of Cornelius in Acts 10:1-2. Finally, now, here is the very act that causes you to “right now” receive treasures from Heaven, which is just a foretaste of what is already “in” Heaven for you = Ecc. 11:1 – “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”
One can see Elder Hulan Bass’ mini-commentaries at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pb-mb/