Most of you are aware that I use The Bible App (bible.com) to put together morning prayer every day. It’s also the source of the shareable graphic that I insert daily. Sometimes I feel their daily reading repeats itself – the same passage in a fairly recent period. Then I had to remind myself I often say “if we hear it more than once, it’s probably important!” I hope you are blessed the reading this Sabbath!
Our scripture this morning is Matthew 6:19-21.
Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Jesus taught us that we are to serve one another and showed us in amazing ways. Now it is our turn to serve. (I know you are thinking “how does service relate to treasure?”) Jesus showed us that our service for God’s kingdom and each other is the only way to enjoy the treasure of eternal life.
Selfish people focus on things. Followers of Jesus focus on people. The treasure we are accumulating for ourselves in heaven are far greater than the things of this world and can never be taken away. Earthly treasure is temporary. Things on earth (including us) eventually wear down. Things lose their value, but God’s beloved children do not.
Jesus wants us to be in relationship with God and each other. This is our first and most important task. If we learn and live the teachings He has given us, we will be rich in heavenly treasure.
Loving Lord, help us to see what is eternal, living as You intend. Send us to share Your love with everyone. Amen.