What’s your treasure? What or who is most important to you and takes up most of your time and thoughts? That’s what Matthew 6:19-20 point to, and it’s a vital question not only for disciples but believers to ask. What Jesus says is that you have a choice, just like everywhere in scripture and life. Elsewhere in scripture, the choice is between life and death and blessing and cursing. Here, it’s about choosing the spiritual above the physical. The physical can be stolen or decay, but the spiritual literally lasts forever in your heart, in the very core of your being. The spiritual can’t be destroyed, but it can be displaced if you focus off what’s important. So, again, what’s your choice of treasure: physical or spiritual?
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21
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.
Father God, please guide me into what You want me to see about myself and help me make the changes I need to make so I can be and do what You have for me to be and do. May You help me to grasp more about You, Jesus and the Holy Spirit so that I can both grow in Your grace and Your knowledge and develop a deeper, more spiritually mature relationship with You and all that You are. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Is Jesus and all that He is first in your life? If not, what currently comes first? Can you ask God for help to change your thoughts and feelings so Jesus comes first instead?
2. Is Jesus saying it’s not right to enjoy nice things while you follow Him?
3. What does thinking on heavenly things mean? What has God called you to do and be?
4. What do you think about most of the time?
5. Did you know that God can help you think on what you want to? Have you asked Him?
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