Pastor Barry's "Chapter & Verse" Day 215
August 2; Matthew 6:21; 6/260(II); ‘Your Treasure’
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What a profound statement the Lord Jesus made. How true it was then and how true it is now, over two thousand years later. Whatever your treasure is, whatever is important to you, that is where you will spend the most amount of your time. Generally speaking spending time doing what you enjoy doing is fine. The secular world teaches this and admires those who are dedicated to their career, their hobby, their sport or whatever other passion they may have. Here is where your treasure can become the very ‘tool of the devil’ to prevent you from becoming a Christian or becoming the Christian you were intended to be. If you devote all of your time to what is important to you, you limit the amount of time you can spend in church, in the Word or in prayer. The only treasure that yields eternal benefits is your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We only have a certain amount of time here on the earth and if you do not take time to think about this, it is hard to remember that your ministry, based on the importance of the things of God in your life, is literally ‘writing your job description’ for eternity. Attending and being active in church, sharing the gospel with whoever you can and conducting your life in a manner that draws others to Jesus and blesses you, goes a long way toward the Lord Jesus welcoming you to heaven with those incredible words, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” There is nothing wrong with enjoying your interests. What is wrong is if they gobble up all of your time. As you go all in for Jesus, He becomes your treasure and other things fall in line behind Him.