Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Where Your Treasure Is There Your Heart Will Be

In Mt 6:21 Jesus states "Where your treasure is there your heart will be also". Jesus said alot about treasures in the scripture. A treasure could be defined as something that you value the most. I was reading this morning in Prov. 7:1 "My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you." Solomon is instructing his son to make sure that he treasures keeping his words and commands within him (his heart). This principle is repeated throughout the bible. The foundation of all Christianity is that we are to put the most value in keeping and obeying the words of Jesus. Its the proof that Jesus is Lord of your life. In Lk 6:46--49 Jesus would explain to all that hearing and obeying His words is the paramount way to proof that He is Lord and that we are built on Him as our foundation. The words of Jesus are more valuable than gold that will perish. They give riches that money can never give. His word will never fade away but endures forever (1 Pet 1:25). Jesus said that what you treasure the most is where your heart will be. Mt 6:19-20, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moths nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal". To lay up treasures in heaven is to first treasure His words and His commands and as we obey and follow them we are laying up treasures in heaven. Lord help me to put your word as my greatest treasure on earth. May hearing and obeying it be the center of my heart. Amen!!!