Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be
Last month the power ball lottery in the USA went up to a whopping 1.5 billion dollars, and everyone was in a frantic rush to purchase a ticket with the hope of winning. One of the lottery tickets cost two to three dollars, but many people spent thousands of dollars buying multiple lottery tickets to increase their chances of winning.
The news media showed a large number of people anxiously waiting in long lines to purchase tickets.
Everyone hoped that they would win but the chance of winning was approximately one in over two hundred million. Even though the probability of winning was almost negligible, it did not stop these people from buying a dream that depends on chance. The CNN reported that Powerball players spent approximately $2.6 billion on tickets for this particular jackpot.
Why would anyone want to buy a ticket when their chances of winning are so slim? The answer is the prize! The huge chest filled with overflowing money. It is a treasure worth risking everything for because where your treasures are there your heart is also!
Whatever you value most in your life, whatever is your desires, whatever you adore, whatever or whomever you spend most of your time with, that is the place where your heart lies.
Let us look at some of the things that many people find valuable.
They consist mostly of material things such as houses, land, clothes and jewelry. But your jobs, spouse, family and children can also be your treasures. You cannot achieve properties and goods unless you have money. Hence, money becomes the most important object in most people’s life. After all, you need money to pay your bills, purchase food and to provide shelter. However, you can only receive money legally when you work for it, or you obtain an inheritance.
Hence, money becomes the most important object in most people’s life. After all, you need money to pay your bills, purchase food and to provide shelter. However, you can only receive money legally when you work for it, or you obtain an inheritance.
The greed for money becomes so obsessive in our land that many people will resort to illegal and dishonest means to attain it. They formulate money scams on the internet and other places to capture gullible and unsuspecting individuals.
The church which is supposed to be a place of refuge has become a money changing business transactions. Many false teachers and prophets are teaching that sowing seed or money into their ministry will result in financial blessings.
Some persons are even selling the gifts of the Holy Spirit. You can now purchase prophecies on the internet. They have turned the house of the Lord into a den of thieves instead of a house of prayer. (Matthew 21:12-13)
If your heart lies in money, job, and secular goals and desires, they will blow up in the flames of the fiery trials.
Lay your treasures in heaven because the kingdom of God is not meat or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17 KJV)
We need to recognize that the most valuable seed that we can sow for God is our time and talents. When you spend time in His presence feasting on His words, you will receive God’s right hand which is far greater than anything else in the world.
Note that in the latter days of Solomon, the wisest and richest man that ever lived on this earth, he said vanity of vanities, all is vanity. He had seen all the works that are done under the sun, and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:1,14).
He recognized that in spite of all his wealth if he did not have God as the most important person in his life, his money and power was worth absolutely nothing.
Therefore, ensure that your treasure lies in the presence of God because this is where your heart will be, and you will walk victoriously.
“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 also be. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Additional References: Proverbs 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 3:9-17