“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
I look around me and I reflect. I scan the walls lined with photographs of family and friends, my children and grand-children. I look about at all of the “stuff” I have accumulated over the years of my life; and I ask myself the question, “Where is my treasure?” Where have I placed my heart, for that is where I will find my treasure.
“And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:10-11
So I pondered my treasure.
“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” Proverbs 8:11
“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 16:16
This world places value on that which is of little true value. They look outward rather than inward. They look upon the Earth for fulfillment rather than to Heaven for the true source of inner joy and peace.
The Wise Men knew where great treasure could be found when they followed the star that appeared in the east. They knew the true value of the one that they sought.
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:10-11
All of this worlds wealth pales in comparison to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Unto Him we bring all that we are not and He turns it into treasure in heaven.
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Proverbs 8:17-21
My treasure, my true treasure is found in Him, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !!!