Journal Entry ~ 12/05/18
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:19-21
Meditating on these verse forces us to think about how our lives are organized. What are our goals? What is the purpose of today?
This verse tells us there are only two ways we can organize our lives - around the things of this world, or around the eternal things of heaven. Treasures in heaven can be anything related to our love for, worship of, and obedience to God. It's the lifestyle that shapes the actions, reactions, and responses of a person who acknowledges God’s existence, character, and plan.
Then there are the treasures on earth. When our lives are organized by these, we chase after we want, what we feel like in the moment, and what we tell ourselves we need. We get lost in the distractions of this world and in the busyness of our schedules.
It's important to recognize the treasure war that's raging in our heart, and consequently organizing our life. Sometimes we get it right, and our life is structured by a pursuit of God and His way. But other times, we are driven by selfish cravings, and we choose the treasures and the way that seems right to man. When we recognize our misplaced treasures, we need to confess our sin. Our Lord not only offers forgiveness, but freedom as well. It's only when our lives are shaped by the pursuit of God and His heavenly treasures that we'll be satisfied and free.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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