Good morning! I have just one quick question for you: where is your treasure? Let’s read the entire paragraph:
“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.”Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
Businesses work every day to provide products that you may like in order to part you from your money. The ease by which some companies, like Amazon, provide a wide ranges of products at low prices with free two-day shipping (if you’re an Amazon Prime member who pays around $120 per year for this) to arrive at your door with as little energy as typing in the order would allow.
Then, when you purchase something (or consider purchasing something), ads pop up on your social media for those very items or something like it, thus piquing your interest for those items–and on, and on, and on. Tech giants seem to know where our treasure lies.
Christ comes along and tells us where our treasure should lie. All of these items that serve as our treasure will fade away. Or, as we saw with movies like Toy Story, we may grow bored with many of these items over time. Christ tells us to lay up treasures in heaven where nothing can touch them. Our treasure is not only with Christ, but Christ is our treasure.
Is that the case with you? Is that the case with me? Christ must be our treasure, for He rescued us from those “treasures” and idols that seek to displace Him and take us down a destructive path. Seek that which lasts! Seek Christ!