Monday, April 25, 2011

Where Is Your Treasure?

"Where Is Your Treasure?"
By Zach Wood
Matthew 6:19-21
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.

If there is one thing I struggle with more than anything, it is the priority I put on things that are not important and the lack of importance I put on what matters most.  I ask myself often, "What do I spend most of my leisure time doing?"  When I am not at work or at a scheduled activity during the week, what am I spending my time doing?  Am I devoting that time to my family and personal growth in the Lord?  Sadly, I have to admit I am not as much as I should be.   

Where are you putting most of your time and attention?  Is your priority going out and getting the latest and greatest gadgets on the market?  Is your priority becoming a workaholic so you can make more money to spend on leisure things?  Is your priority on spending every single bit of free time in the yard just to have the best looking lawn in town?  Now, please do not misunderstand what I am saying  There is nothing wrong with having high tech gadgets, making good money at work, or working in the yard with your free time.  However, when we are putting more time on those things and less time with family and building a growing relationship with them and in our personal relationship with Christ, then we have a problem.

What is most important to you?  Where is your treasure?  This is a question we must ask ourselves each and every day.  What are spending most of our free time doing?  Hobbies are good in moderation, but we cannot use those hobbies in excess and sacrifice precious time with our spouse, children, friends and our personal walk in Christ. 

These things we spend time doing in life are only temporary.  If we are so focused on these things and less interested in the time we invest with our families and our relationship with God, our treasures will rot, mold, rust and decay.  There is no solid value to be put on the things of this world.  They are only temporary.  We must put importance and priority on the treasures that will last for an eternity.  Our relationships with family, friends and others who we witness to will last. 

I pray that each of us will seriously consider and re-evaluate where our treasures are and what they really should be.

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