WHAT YOU TREASURE REVEALS YOUR HEART’S FOCUS
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. —Luke 12:22-34
Here is what Jesus tells us about our lives:
- Don’t be anxious about your life.
- Don’t be anxious about what you will eat.
- Don’t be anxious about clothing.
- God feeds the ravens and you are more valuable than they. He will feed you.
- A person cannot add time to the length of his life so don’t worry about the rest.
- God clothes the flowers and you are more valuable than they. He will clothe you.
Yes, God will take care of us and we need not get tied down with the temporal wealth of this world. No, instead we are to focus on “moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.” Truly what we treasure is where our heart is. So, what is it that you treasure? Where is your heart focused? Where your heart is focused will truly tell you what you really treasure. So, what do you treasure? Where is your heart’s focus?
Dear Father please help me to focus on that which is eternal and not the temporal. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.