WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE?

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WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE?

BLOG POST #39

What a blessing it is to possess some things of value. How exciting it is once you get something that is of great worth. I remember getting my first new car. For years I have been driving used cars, which were old, needed a lot of work, and would break down within a year or two. By the time I became a junior in college, God finally blessed me with my first new car. It was the color I want, the type of car I want, and it was completely paid for with cash. Man, did I value that car. But who wouldn’t? It got me from A to B in style. It was black, and the make and model I wanted. And to top it off, the year of the car was the same as the year I was living in (2010). Then, in two weeks, someone side swiped it and took off my side view mirror. Scratched the door in the grocery store parking lot. Dented the rear bumper. The breaks went bad immediately. With all this happening to the thing I treasured, and valued highly, I was deeply saddened by what was happening to it. Jesus said in Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” So I have a few questions for you, is your treasure the kind that fades or rusts? Can it be in an accident? Can it be easily stolen? Because my treasure was in my car, which could easily be stolen, in an accident, and even breakdown. When we look at the big picture, treasure goes far beyond earthly possessions and money. It refers to where and how we spend our time, energy, resources and affections. If we invest to attain power, popularity, the nice car, then we will end up loving and serving ourselves above all. But if we invest in the things that matter to God, if the things we get fascinate us far less than giving to the poor and lost, spending time in prayer, reading our bibles, sharing Christ’s love and encouragement to build up others, the God will be the highest value in our lives and we will care about the things He cares about. We will store up treasure in heaven where “no thief comes near and not rust destroys.” (Luke 12:33)