My Treasure

When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich. When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?” He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.” —Luke 18:22-27

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). This man in the context above had the opportunity to follow Jesus, but his heart was with his treasure instead. He did not want to give up his god, riches, to follow the Lord God Almighty. How sad!

The rich ruler in the verses above, the rich man of Luke chapter 16:19-31, the rich fool in the parable in Luke 12:16-21and Judas Iscariot all had one thing in common— they loved money more than the Lord.

Where your treasure today? That is where your heart is as well! May your treasure be the Lord God Almighty above all else!

Dear Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy shown to me through Jesus my Lord and by giving me Your Holy Spirit. I look so forward to being in Heaven with Jesus and all who love Him! May I constantly remind myself that I am just a pilgrim passing through this world.

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