“Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:20-21 NLT
If treasures are to be stored in heaven, then many things we consider treasures would be eliminated! When I breathe my last breath, what can I take with me to heaven? The clothes on my back, the house I built, the cars in my driveway, the silver on my fingers or the gold in my bank? Whether it’s possessions, popularity, or power—eventually, all will be destroyed.
God defined treasures long ago when He freed the children of Israel from Egypt. He said if they followed His ways, THEY would be His own special treasure. Many years later, God again proclaimed that people who honored Him were His own special treasure. All through scripture, God lovingly cared for His people, leaving no doubt that His heart is always with His treasures!
Reflecting on GOD’s treasures helps me re-evaluate mine. Jesus defined the real test: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” So, where is my heart—with my own possessions, popularity, and power? Or is my heart with people? Is the driving passion of my life to accumulate treasures for myself in this world, or is my passion to give myself to accumulate treasures for the world to come?
I am a treasure of God’s heart!
But I wonder--what is the treasure of mine?