“The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be´- Jesus
Jesus, on the hillside with hundreds, and even thousands of people, described the different types of treasures someone can gather. Part of the message describes things that can be eaten by moths, corroded by rust, or stolen. ADT, car alarms, or locks, can only do so much if the things we treasure can become outdated, break down, or disappear.
Money, jewelry, cars, and houses, are part of everyday American life. So what is a treasure? Jesus considers treasure something larger than items to be consumed, worn, or stored. Today, I look around and take an inventory of the beautiful things, whether in nature, memories of events, people, and relationships that remind me I am alive. Like Jesus said, “It is obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.” During these 40 Days of Giving, enjoy the valuables all around, but when it comes to treasure, make sure you gather and share something that will last much longer.
(Scripture references from The Message interpretation of Matthew 6:19-21)