Saturday, February 12, 2011

Where Is Your Treasure?

Matthew 6: 19-21

Story & Lessons

Anxiety is caused by having our treasures in the wrong place. We are either storing up treasures on earth or in heaven.

But treasures on earth are not secure. They may perish through decay or be snatched from us.

If we set our minds on obtaining earthly riches, we are asking for trouble. It will choke the word of God in our lives and make us unfruitful.

Should we then provide for our future?

There is a difference between saving to meet anticipated needs and living for money!

God led Joseph to lay up grain to provide for future years of famine in Egypt and he calls us to be prudent.


Let us watch and pray against an earthly spirit.

It is foolish to set our minds on earthly possessions when we have a glorious inheritance in heaven.

We cannot take our worldly possessions with us when we die, but our heavenly treasure is forever!

So where is your treasure?

It is where your thoughts and affections are found!

Take time to think about this because Jesus warns us, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (21).