For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21
If something is of genuine value to you, there’s no disguising it. The worth you place on the various things in your life is evident by your priorities. That which means the most to you will get the lion’s share of your time and attention.
That which you treasure, you treat like a treasure.
When your idea of a treasure aligns with God’s idea, life-changing things happen. And the Bible certainly is his idea of a treasure. Consider these characteristics of treasure –
Treasure requires some digging.
Not all of Scripture’s riches are obvious. Some are buried below the surface and can be discovered only through careful study and research. You have a variety of tools at your disposal, from online concordances and dictionaries to websites devoted to specific theological topics.
If the lifting gets too heavy for you, ask a trusted Christian friend or church leader to help you. Drawing on the resources of others is a great way to increase your own spiritual wealth.
Treasure has lasting value.
Conventional treasure is valuable only as currency—or perhaps for display purposes. Once it’s been spent or enjoyed, it loses its luster. The wealth of Scripture, by contrast, lasts a lifetime—with no depreciation at all.
In the Bible’s pages you’ll find everything you need to know about
• Building a personal relationship with the Creator and Sustainer of the universe
• Making wise decisions in every area of your life
• Using your God-given gifts and abilities to their fullest extent
• Repairing broken relationships
The bounty of God’s Word will be as valuable to you when you’re 100 as it was when you were 10!
With great wealth comes great responsibility. Do you know someone facing difficulties? Perhaps a friend going through a relationship crisis? Someone facing indecision with a major life decision? Maybe a relative is struggling with feelings of guilt, shame or worthlessness. You have a wealth of encouragement, inspiration and guidance in your possession. Find ways to share the treasure you have with others in your life.
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