Here is a familiar passage of Scripture. It is Matthew 6:19-21: “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.”
Last night, in my reading from THE DAILY WALK BIBLE, I read these very challenging, thought-provoking questions: “What do you think about when your mind is in neutral? What do you do during your idle moments? Review your own loyalties, and fill in the blank: “An objective observer of my life over the past week would conclude that _________________is my God.” What a provocative paragraph. It caused me to do some soul-searching.
In our Scripture passage, Jesus makes a similar statement. Our heart is in whatever is most important to us. One day, we will leave this corrupted earth and dwell forever with Christ in Heaven. I have asked myself if I will have treasure waiting for me when I arrive in Eternity. I think of what I have sent ahead. I question if too much of my “treasure” has been wasted here on earth.
We have heard statements like: “He put his whole heart into that.” Or, “My heart just isn’t in it.” And, “I don’t have the heart for it.” We give everything we have in resources and strength for something that our heart wants to have or to do. God demanded that Israel have only one God, Jehovah. They constantly got into trouble when they worshipped idols. They set their hearts on things of earth instead of Heavenly things. Of course, we wouldn’t do that today! I pray that my heart is in the right place!
Jesus should own all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind. Ask the question today, “where is my heart?” Determine where your treasure is, and there you will find your heart!