STOP AND THINK – We must warn people not to build nests in trees destined for the axe. (Author unknown)
A thought-provoking metaphor! Building nests implies making some kind of permanent investment, whether it’s a “nest egg” of savings or a residence. In either case you should be very careful about the long-term prospects of your “investment.” Careful planning with an eye to the future is essential for the safety and permanence of your treasure.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:20)