Lenten Reader | Day 3

Where Your Treasure Is

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21
When you think of the word “treasure” what is the first thought that comes to mind? Mine would be pirates! And what do pirates do with their treasure? They bury or “store up” that treasure so no one can ever steal it. The reason Scripture warns against this is because this earthly treasure can be destroyed or stolen and ultimately lose its value. But heavenly treasure is eternal and is the only investment you will find that never loses its value and is fully insurable.

What do you treasure? What is your most valuable possession? It isn’t wrong to have nice things or a 401k. It is how you view them that is important. Are you finding your worth in those treasures?

Where is your heart? I personally love the Lenten season because it gives me the opportunity to reevaluate my heart and reorient it to where it should be, centered and grounded in Christ. This passage is a great place to start the reevaluation process. What do I treasure most? Am I “storing up” earthly or heavenly treasures? Through obedience and working daily on your personal relationship with Christ, your heart will naturally realign to storing up heavenly treasures. Which is the wisest investment you could ever make.

My prayer for you today is to ask God to search your heart and reveal where your treasure is as you prepare your heart for the most important weekend (and my favorite weekend) of our faith – Easter! Be blessed and be a blessing!

Vanessa Baker