“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, 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. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:19-24 (NIV)
Here Jesus hits the jugular as He addresses the big issue of our hearts—Money.
Money and materialism is the main competitor for our hearts. Jesus cuts to the chase by saying what you treasure is what captures your heart.
Greed is an enemy of our hearts. It competes for what God wants to occupy. Jesus addresses this because he wants to be our security and enjoyment. He doesn’t want us to seek pseudo security in earthly things that will eventually rot and rust. When our focus is on Jesus, our treasure will be in Him too.
So what has your focus?
A new car? An bigger home? New clothes? An education? A computer? An electronic device you can’t live without?
What are you so focused on that your heart is distracted for. Where true security and satisfaction come from?—Jesus.
What you are focused on is either going to let light or darkness into our lives.
Choose life. Choose the light. Focus your eyes on Jesus our treasure.
My next step:
Don’t look to money or things for my security and satisfaction. Look for both my security and satisfaction on Jesus.