Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Devotional

For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 NKJV

Sometimes we do not sit and think of this as true, but where treasure is that is where your heart is.  Whatever you think about the most that is where your heart is.  Where ever you spend the most time that is where you’d rather be than anywhere else in the world. 

What are treasures?  Treasures are the things that you hold dear to your heart.  They are the things that drive and move you, your mind, and your emotions.  Some of our treasures are our children, some husbands, for some food, for some Material things, Money etc.  But in the previous verses Jesus spoke and told them not to store up treasures for yourselves on earth.  Where moth and rust destroy and the thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
What are so bad about treasures on earth?
These things are the things that have been found to keep up us from God.  Keep us from fully being able to live for him, to serve him the way we should.  Sometimes the treasures are nice, they are fun and they give temporary happiness and results but as the bible teaches that those things get rust, they are not dependable. They can be stolen from us.  I don’t know about you but I do not want to store up things here that I can’t keep.  I don’t want to make something or in some cases someone my treasure where I can be totally in love with it but I can’t keep it for myself.   

What treasures should we store up?
The treasures we should store up are love, peace, joy, happiness, hope, kindness.  All these things that I listed are things that come from heaven and that no one can take away from you unless you give it up.  Sometimes we give them up and take the earthly treasures instead.  God is from everlasting to everlasting. So take and store up treasures in heaven.  Let your heart be with God and all his goodness.  The scripture for today is helping us to be mindful and to see exactly where our treasures are.   Are they in the things of God?

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