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What Has Your Heart?

This morning I am posing another question to you all. Hopefully, it will get you thinking. What has your heart? “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” (Matthew 6:19–21).

Whatever has our attention the most will dictate our actions. When our focus is on earthly success and wealth, we will lavish most of our energies on earthly matters. Now, if we shift our focus to God’s priorities, our actions will reflect Kingdom priorities—and our reward will be eternity spent in heaven.

Treasure is anything we deem valuable above everything else and that motivates us to move, to get into action. Now the treasure varies and isn't just one or two things. For some people it is money. For some others it's power. Then there are those who strive for fame or attention. The world offers us many things that are fighting for control of our hearts. However, according to the statement Jesus made above, determining where our treasure is also tells where our heart is. Many people claim to look forward to heaven, but their hearts are really not in it. They are not kingdom-minded but earthly-minded. Their hearts are caught up in the cares of this temporary world, because that’s where their treasure lies.


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