“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Jesus said we should not lay up treasures on earth where they depreciate and thieves steal them from us. He told us we should lay up treasures in heaven, in the spiritual dimension, where they will not depreciate or be stolen. He added that our hearts will be where our treasures are.
In other words, Jesus challenged us, “If you really want to know where your heart is, show me your treasures.”
If you really want to know where your heart is, a practical application is to look over your old check stubs and calendars for the past five years. Consider how you are spending your money and time. Then you will know where your treasures are, and where you heart is.
Millions of people are crushed and depressed these days because they have lost all their treasures on Wall Street. If our hearts are in our treasures on this earth, and laying up more treasures on earth, we need to listen and understand Jesus as He tells us where our hearts should be.
Where is your heart?
Dick Woodward, 15 October 2008*
*The Blog Posting Elf – This was Dick Woodward’s second blog post twelve years ago!