It’s a good question to ask: Where is your treasure? What do you treasure? It’s sometimes really difficult to admit not just to other people but to ourselves as well. It’s easy to say we treasure what God treasures, but we may not be aware that our hearts do not align. It can be a form of many things. Do we treasure financial freedom and security that much? Do we treasure the recognition from people? Are we so caught up in our own image? Do we treasure pride and say we don’t need anybody’s help and know better than they do? We people are selfish in nature and we treasure things that are pleasurable. Matthew 6:21 is both a reminder and a wake-up call for all of us to dig deeper and recognize the contents of our hearts, what we really treasure in life.
There is one way I know of on how to determine our ‘treasures’. Find out what you usually love to talk about and what you usually shout out. Not to mention, also those things that you unconsciously utter and don’t even realize are too much.
“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45). Then we get a glimpse and hopefully realize what we truly treasure in our hearts.