April 2, 2013
“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.” -Matthew 6:20-21
I love these verses. In just two sentences, so much is illustrated here:
- What we can take with us to Heaven are the things that cannot be destroyed by the things of Earth.
- What are considered heavenly treasures are not the same as what we value as earthly treasures. We cannot take our possessions with us, but we can take with us the pieces that make up our hearts and souls.
- The treasures that lie in our hearts are accessible at any time and cannot be stolen from us. God sent His only Son to die on a cross for our sins and asks for a relationship with us in return. If we have asked Jesus into our hearts, we already possess the greatest treasure of all.
We are all guilty of taking pride in our material belongings, but we need to remember how much more valuable this one relationship is over everything else. It’s not always easy, but that is why we are so blessed to have the Bible with us… to remind us of what really matters most.
Have a great day!