For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Matthew 6:21(KJV)
How important that we hold this world's wealth and wisdom, together with position and power very lightly, for what we treasure in our hearts will become that which we worship.
We brought nothing into this world and will take nothing out of it and yet too often we spend the majority of our time accumulating unimportant things and glorifying in the gaudy trinkets of this temporal world, at the expense of storing up a heavenly wealth of God's glorious blessings, as part of our eternal heritage.
Oh, our eternal life is a free gift of grace, but we have the opportunity to lay up for ourselves treasure in our heavenly home. We can live a life where our focus is on the good things of this life or we can keep the eyes of our heart focussed on the Lord Jesus Christ and His perfect righteousness.
When we treasure the things of this world, our heart is far from the Lord, but when He becomes the greatest Treasure of our lives, our heart will worship at His feet in grateful thanksgiving and praise.
The love of earthly treasure is a root of all kinds of evil, which can cause the believer to wander from the good news of the gospel of grace It can cause us to forfeit many of the rich blessings that God desires for each of His children to receive.
Let us treasure the things of the Lord, and unrelentingly pursue after righteousness and godliness, faith and love, perseverance and gentleness, humility of heart and joy in the Lord, for when our treasure is rooted and grounded in Jesus, then our heart will be anchored to the Rock of our eternal salvation.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may know Christ and treasure Him for Who He is, and all He has done for me. May my heart be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus my Lord. Help me to fight the good fight of faith and not be tempted by the transient treasures of this world. Help me to secure a good report and to lay up for myself much treasure in my heavenly home, to Your glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.