We’ve come a long way from stashing all our valuables under the mattress or in a safe hidden somewhere in Mom and Dad’s bedroom. That’s how our folks and their folks before them did it for centuries. They keep all the gold, charms, cash and jewelry close by – and then gossiped about how much they had.
Remember the days when Asian would rob Asians? They would invade the home (usually a relative), tie up the family and then force them to give up the stash. I know of at least 2 families who were victimized and 2 criminals who perpetrated.
My cousins were once tied up and robbed shortly after we visited them. Gladly no one was hurt. Another distant relative was shot in the eye and killed on the spot during the home invasion. Another person I once knew poured gasoline on a family and then threatened them with a lighter if they didn’t talk – she’s locked up for a long time. My distant cousin was part of a home invasion when he was a teenager and ended up killing someone with a knife – he was tried as an adult and now locked up for life.
It’s terrible I know but who’s to say I’m any different than these ruthless criminals. I’ve done home invasions myself of people I’ve known…I just thank God that no one was ever home. The greatest threats have always come from the people we know and are close by.
So where’s your treasure hidden? If it’s of the Kingdom and in your heart then no one can rob it.