“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (Matthew 6:19-21 NLT)
We all have things we love. Our own little treasures. Pieces of memories, trinkets, and so on. But where do these things rank in our lives?
Jesus is talking above about the bigger treasures. He’s talking about building up riches for ourselves. There’s nothing wrong necessarily with being rich. It’s how we get there and what we do with those riches which is important.
If we are like Scrooge McDuck and spend our time swimming in a pool of bills and coins, then that is keeping us from being good Christians.
We are called to serve. We are called to shared God’s love with our neighbours, even our enemies!
The riches in our lives, those material things? They could be gone in an instant. Things of the earth have a limited shelf life. There’s only one eternal treasure, something we can hold onto for all eternity. That treasure is the love of God shared with us in Jesus Christ.
Is the love of God in you? Is this your treasure?