What do you see as valuable and does it determine your identity? If we let the Lord search us, often we will find that we place a wrong focus on temporal things - our job, our position, our possessions, even our clothes!
Where this command is found:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
In an earthly kingdom, the value of currency or “treasure” is largely determined by the economy of that kingdom. In a similar way, God is the One that determines what is of eternal value in His kingdom. This is why secret disciplines such as giving, praying and fasting before the Lord are of great value. Practicing these disciplines is a practical way of storing up treasure in Heaven.
As a follower of Christ on this earth, it is easy to forget that our true treasure should be laid up in Heaven. If we are not careful to guard our focus, our heart will begin to value temporal things. By doing so, we will lose sight of eternity and God’s perspective on what is valuable.
But, the opposite is true. If we choose to seek the Lord, meditate on His Word, and invest in His Kingdom, God will exchange our value system with His. We will begin to treasure Heavenly things, and our heart’s desire will soon follow. Investing in the treasures of God will direct our heart to Himself and cause us in turn to lay up treasures in Heaven.
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