Storing Your Treasure

Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:20-21 NLT

As we walk with God, our heart is supposed to benefit from our walk. When we talk about the heart here, we are not talking about the organ that pumps the blood but about the seat if our emotions. In Matthew 16:19-22, Jesus is teaching His disciples about treasures: the things we hold dear. He wanted them to be careful about what they treasured because their treasures will direct their hearts. 

We are admonished to store treasures in heaven. There is a reason. Jesus gave two ways you treasure can be compromised: by thieves and decay. With modern technology, you don’t see the thief coming or going. When you get your statement, you will know that the thief stole your money. Also, some items are valuable today, but become useless tomorrow. Proverbs 27:24 tells us that riches don’t last forever. So, earthly treasure can be uncertain.

The best place for your treasure is the place where it is the most secure. Store your treasures in heaven. Matthew 19:21 says, “Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” This does not mean that you should live your life without provision for tomorrow. However, your main priority should be doing following Jesus. If you treasure earthly things, your heart will follow.

Thought for Today: When you store your treasures in heaven, your heart will follow.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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