Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. [Matthew 6:19-21 RSV]
Some say, if you want to know something about a person's heart then look their check book.
There is some truth in that statement but it is not a complete picture.
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.
These things are mostly relational and worth remembering.
When we love unconditionally we lay up treasure in heaven.
We do the same when we embrace the beatitudes that Jesus previously taught us.
When I think about heaven I think of a place of worship.
When we love and worship, we lay up heavenly treasure.
Lord, please remind me every day about heavenly things.
... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.