20 Mar Real Treasure – 3/20/21
Matthew 6:19-24 –
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.
The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
My two-and-a-half-year-old son, Beckett, loves construction trucks. A lot. Most days, Beckett will insist (by way of tantrum) on wearing his truck shirt, underwear, and when the time comes, pajamas. He sleeps with a variety of about twenty mini construction trucks in his crib, which he carries in a bag with him throughout the day. I could go on…
When he gets older, I am confident that Beckett will look back on these days and realize how silly it was to place such a high value on construction trucks. In a similar way, when you are in heaven (assuming you are in Christ), how might you feel about what you did with the resources God gave you?
God has given all of us different resources (time, talents, treasures). You must decide what to do with them. It is not logical to use our short time on this earth to store up treasures that are fleeting and do not matter for eternity.
God, keep us from the temptation to use our resources for things that don’t ultimately matter. Give us the desire to use our resources for Your glory, and Your glory alone. From You are all things and to You are all things (Romans 11:36).