Where Is Your Treasure?
“Store your treasure in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves do no break in a steal.” Matthew 6:20
As athletes, our sports and everything relating to our sport, our bodies, equipment, and training facilities are important to us. When we love our sport, the field even holds a special place in our hearts. We know through experience that life can change, and very often that change comes without a warning. Our bodies get older or become injured; making it harder for us to play and train. A season or career can end, and we may even lose our favorite stick or ding our favorite board. It can be devastating.
The Word of God warns us about this. God is clear that our lives on Earth are temporary. We age and become weak and seasons end and we lose things that are important and sentimental to us. That is why He tells us to store up our treasure in heaven! By loving God first and with our all, we are focused on building up treasure in heaven by strengthening our relationship with God.
At the end of our lives, we will not be able to take anything from Earth with us into heaven. We need to make sure that our hearts are set on the greatest treasure first--God and His love for us.
- Can you remember a time that you lost something that was important to you?
- Do you care more about building up your treasure in heaven or on Earth?
- How can you keep your heart and mind focused on your treasure in heaven?
Luke 12:34; Colossians 3:1-4
“Lord, thank You for giving me all of the blessings I have here on Earth, help me to keep my mind and my heart set on You, teach me how to store up my treasure in heaven.”