What do you think of when you hear the word treasure?
- Childhood trinkets
- Pirate booty
- Grandma’s pearls
- Baby pictures
- Tax refund
I think the Bible is pretty clear on the subject.
“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. – Matthew 6:19-21 NIV
“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” – Luke 12:21 NIV
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. – James 5:1-3 NIV
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. – Luke 2:16-20 NIV
There is NOTHING & NO ONE on earth that is more valuable than a deep personal ABIDING relationship with Christ. We need to regularly nurture this relationship by reading & memorizing scripture, prayer, involvement in a local church, and serving others without an agenda of any kind.
Be blessed as you pursue a life that is marked with Heavenly treasure!