“For where your treasure is, thee your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)
Most earthly possessions can easily be destroyed by insects or rust, or can even be stolen. Matthew 6 encourages us to place a special focus-not on things that have a limited lifespan but on those that have eternal value.
Our real treasure isn’t measured in what we accumulate-but in what or whom we invest our time and our passions. What “treasures” are we storing up in heaven by serving and following Jesus?
- What treasures do you need to work on that can be stored in heaven?
- Who might you help to show them what treasures truly count?
Dear Father, help us to choose to invest our lives in things that are eternal.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
According to Jesus in today’ passage, we are to ‘store up for ourselves, treasures in heaven” What are these treasure? They’re the blessings that will be ours in heaven but that we get a preview of in this life when we follow Christ. William Hendriksen, in his commentary on Matthew, lists many of those Jesus Himself described: “Our standing with God as being fully pardoned, answered prayer, the enrolment of our names in heaven, the Father’s love, a welcome not only to the “mansions” of heaven but to the Savior’s own heart. We also have a life that will never end…a hand out of which the Good Shepherd’s sheep will never be snatched…and a love from which we shall never be separated.