"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Matthew 6:21
What is your treasure? What do you cherish? Where do you put all your trust and faith? How often do you think about a particular object, person, goal, etc?
The desires of your heart is where you will find your treasure. Jesus made this profound statement over 2,000 years ago, and it is absolutely relevant today.
We live in a world that tirelessly works to grab our attention. Money, fame, prestige, and academic success are just a few entities in the world that want to take front stage, but are they healthy for us?
Yes, getting an advanced degree is noble. Being popular can raise one’s self-esteem. However, all these “idols” can’t satisfy the void in our hearts.
The only treasure that lasts is our relationship with God. His love never wanes. He is infinite in love and wisdom. He gives us true peace. When the world tries to persuade us to store up treasures here on earth, God tells us to store up our treasures in heaven.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Having a relationship with God is the only genuine experience that can’t be taken away. Money can be lost. Prestige can be dethroned. Your friends may leave you behind. But God is with you always.
The Bible tells us there is nothing that can separate us from the love that is found in Christ Jesus our Lord. Do you believe this? If so, invest all your energy in the treasure of knowing God. After all, this is the only treasure that is everlasting!
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the ultimate treasure. Give us wisdom and insight to understand this truth. Our hearts can be deceitful and chase vain idols. Help us to avoid these mistakes. Remind us that you are the only true treasure we need. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!