My Precious Treasure

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21

That has been one of my favorite verses; a rebuke at times and a blessing to hear it again in today’s message.

TREASURE:

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It is so precious and something that is of great value. Something worth fighting for, if you can put it that way. The only question is: WHAT IS YOUR TREASURE?

The verse tells us that wherever our treasure is, there will our hearts be focused to as well. If our treasure lies on earthly possessions like our houses, lands, cars, money, jobs and other mundane things, that will explain how eager we are to acquire these things, it will shape our minds, attitudes and it will affect our relationship with the Lord.

The Bible says that we cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24)

(Mammon pertains to anything that we consider as god other than God (ex. wealth, material things) )

God taught me this morning that if I am to follow Him, I am to leave everything behind including my personal desires, my substance, and even my family. ( Just like what he told the young rich ruler in Mark 10:21)

IS IT TOO MUCH FOR GOD TO ASK US TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND??

Through God’s grace, I am reminded this morning that I am following a great and good King (In fact, He is the King of kings and Lord of Lords) who loves His subjects, and who would take care of our every need. If leaving everything behind is what it takes to serve Him fully, then so be it.

If I treasure my Lord, my heart will be focused to Him alone. NO OTHER DISTRACTIONS.

I am reminded of an old Gospel song entitled, “For whatever it takes” Here’s a few of the lyrics:

Take my houses and lands,
Take my dreams and my plans.
I place my whole life in Your hands.
And if you call me someday,
To a land far away,
Lord, I’ll go and Your will obey.

And whatever it takes to draw closer to You, Lord,
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.
And whatever it takes for my will to break,
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.

Serving God requires obedience. Praise God for His goodness.

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