Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I once heard it said that if you want to know something about a person's heart then take a glance at their check book. There is some truth in that statement but I think that a more accurate picture might be found in their calendar and checkbook. How we spend our time and finances is often indicative of the things that we treasure the most.

It is often said that we should spend our lives investing in things that will outlast us. When I consider the phrase "treasures in heaven" I think about things that are invisible and eternal. When we love unconditionally we lay up treasure in heaven. We do the same when we embrace the beatitudes that Jesus previously taught on. When I think about heaven I think of a place of worship - when we worship we lay up heavenly treasure.

Lord, please remind me every day about heavenly things.

1 comment:

  1. It's sometimes frightening when you are brought up short and realise exactly where your heart really is! Sobering to think that none of this stuff will be remembered.


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