“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21 NKJV)
Your heart is the center of your affection and commitment. Where your heart is, determines who you serve (Matt 6:24).
What are the things that are most important to you? What are those things that you give the most attention to in your daily life? Are you laying up your treasures above or here on earth? (Matt. 6: 19-20). Is your attention only focused on material things which the scripture tells us would not have a place in eternity? (2 Peter 3:10-12).
We must get our priorities right. We must begin to set our mind on things above and not on things on the earth (Col. 3:2). The only investment that matters to God are treasures laid up for His kingdom, which is eternal. Our God is a God of purpose (Rom. 8:28). God has given us an assignment to do, which is the extension and expansion of His kingdom on earth. Any other assignment undertaken, that does not affect His kingdom would be a waste of our time here on earth.
When we lay up treasures in heaven, our spiritual account is “credited”. With every investment made towards heaven, our reward is guaranteed (1 Cor. 3:14 & Rev. 22:12). God cannot lie (Num. 23:19). Laying up heavenly treasures draws us closer to God, because the things that matter to God now matters to us, for there our heart is. Heavenly treasures are the true riches. They are blessings that makes one rich and adds no sorrow with it (Prov. 10:22).
With true riches laid up above, we have peace. God becomes our security. He will not allow us to labour in vain (1 Tim. 5:18), more so when we have a covenant with Him. Our earthly treasures are just mere tools for us to use to accomplish our divine purpose on earth and not to be an object of our worship.
God does not define who we are by the size of our bank account. He has made Himself available to all who seek Him (John 15:16). To be established in 2017, we must renew our mind (Rom. 12:2). We must begin to pay close attention to those things that matter most to God.
Where is your heart?