1996-07-26 - Our Priceless Treasure
In some of my devotional readings this week, I came across the following verse, reminding me of where my greatest treasure is:
Mat 13:44 (NIV) "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
He sold "all he had" to buy that field. We should be willing to give up anything for God … Heaven is where our heart's treasures should be:
Mat 6:19-21 (NIV) "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What dominates our thinking? What dominates our time? When we look at our checkbook entries, what do we see listed there? These are some ways to see where our treasures are … Our primary goal should be advancing the Kingdom of Heaven. Are we using our gifts for that? Are our resources being used for that goal?
Dear Father, may we have more Your priorities. May our thoughts, words and deeds be directed toward advancing Your kingdom. In Jesus name, amen.
: ) Jan