When I was a boy I spent many days and hours digging for treasure. I had all kinds of holes dug in the ground around our house, in the pastures, the cedar glades, or wherever there was a place I thought that there could be treasure. I did this probably when I was 8 – 10 years of age.
All the time I had a treasure I didn’t see, and that was my family, my parents and siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins. Later on I received a treasure that I have to this day, and will have it through all eternity, and that treasure is the treasure of Jesus Christ in my heart, my life, my inner most being; eternal life with God and Him who died for me. That is the greatest treasure.
Jesus said in Luke 12:34;
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Now there is not a thing wrong with desiring treasure. You will notice though that the verse does not say “Where your heart is, there will your treasure be also”, and that is what many of us probably think. That is not what Jesus says though.
We already have a treasure. Defining our treasure is a key to being at peace; recognizing our treasure.
I knew a couple several years ago who built a new house; they gave a great testimony of loving Jesus Christ, being great givers, and being church people. For a while after building their house they became somewhat frightened or nervous about leaving their home at night. They were worried that someone might break into their house, and either steal some of their new things or vandalize the house. In their hearts, at least for awhile their treasure was in that new house; and they were not at all at peace.
Where is your treasure? If it is truly in Christ Jesus, then you will be at peace, and fear nothing.
“Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.”
-Tim A. Blankenship