Monday, March 16, 2015

What do you treasure the most in life?

Matt. 6:21 “Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts well also be.”

What do you treasure most in your life? Before you answer that, consider this. We treasure that which consumes our time, thoughts, and energy. We pursue diligently what we treasure. We treasure most what we work the hardest at obtaining. We consider our treasure to be worth whatever sacrifices we have to make in order to get it. What we treasure can change, depending on circumstances or stages of life.

If you were to rate the things you treasure most in life by the amount of time and energy you put into obtaining it on a scale of 1-10, where would the Lord rate? Are you more concerned about other things than you are the Lord? We can’t avoid seeking after other things in life, but are they of more value to us than the Lord? Be honest. What are you investing your life into obtaining?

We can profess our allegiance to Christ all we want to, but unless our words are backed up by our lives, they don’t mean a thing. The Lord knows where He fits into your life’s priorities, and so do you. Do you need to get your priorities straight?  

Your heart is where your treasure is.  What means the most to you: your spouse, children, job, hobbies, recreation, career, church, faith?  You value the most what you do the most.  You think about those things that you value the most.  If the Lord is not your most valued treasure, your heart is not right with God.

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