For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. These words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 6:21, are a reminder of the importance of aligning our priorities with our values.
As humans, we all have things that we hold dear to our hearts. For some, it may be their family, for others, it may be their career or their hobbies. Whatever it may be, these things hold a special place in our hearts, and we often spend a great deal of time and energy pursuing them.
However, Jesus’s words remind us that these things can also become idols if we are not careful. If we prioritize them above all else, they can take over our lives and become the sole focus of our thoughts and actions.
This is why it’s so important to be intentional about where we invest our time, energy, and resources. We must ask ourselves if the things we are pursuing are in line with our values and if they are ultimately leading us closer to God or further away.
When we align our treasure with our heart, we are able to live a life that is purposeful and meaningful. We can pursue our passions and hobbies while also keeping God at the center of our lives. We can love our families deeply while also recognizing that they are a gift from God and not the ultimate source of our joy and fulfillment.
On the other hand, when our treasure is misaligned with our heart, we can end up feeling empty and unfulfilled, even if we have everything that the world tells us is important. We may find ourselves chasing after things that ultimately leave us feeling unsatisfied and longing for something more.
Jesus’s words are a call to examine our hearts and to ensure that our treasure is in the right place. When we prioritize our relationship with God above all else, we are able to live a life that is rich and full of meaning. We can be confident that we are investing our time and resources in things that truly matter and that will have an eternal impact.
This doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the things of this world. God has given us many gifts to enjoy, and we should be grateful for them. However, we must always remember that these gifts are not the ultimate source of our joy and fulfillment.
In Colossians 3:2, Paul reminds us to “set our minds on things above, not on earthly things.” When we do this, we are able to see the world through a different lens. We are able to recognize the beauty in the things around us while also keeping our focus on God and his kingdom.
Ultimately, where our treasure is, there our heart will be also. May we always be intentional about where we invest our time, energy, and resources, and may we always prioritize our relationship with God above all else.