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Where Is Your Treasure?

Are we me-centric or Christ-centric? In other words, does what I believe about God focus on what’s in it for me, or does it focus on Christ?

From Genesis to Revelation, everything in the Bible points to Christ and God’s plan to bring salvation to a lost and dying world. The Bible teaches us to die to our old self and become a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:15 says,

“He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

The more I study the Bible, the more I see that it isn’t about how God will make us rich, happy and without hardship in this life, for this life is just a whisper. It’s about our life to come, with Jesus in Heaven. In this life, we should strive to be more like Jesus, love God with all our heart, and love our neighbor as ourself.

It’s easy to get caught up in teaching that is all about this life and finding fulfillment and happiness in the here and now. After all, that’s what people want to hear. It’s very appealing and draws huge crowds. But is that what Jesus taught? In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus told the crowds,

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

This changes our focus from this present life to the life that is to come, with Christ in Heaven. We must ask ourselves this question, “Where is my treasure?”

With Love, 

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13 thoughts on “Where Is Your Treasure?”

  1. Very true! Whatever our treasure is, that’s what’s on the throne of our hearts. And we can understand what our treasure is, therefore, by the way we speak (Mt 15.18). Are we still going back to our hearts of stone? Or are we living with the new heart and the new spirit that God gave us (Ez 36.26)?

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  2. This is something I’m currently working through, trying to understand and properly apply in my own life.
    Any advice for someone who needs to be able to support themselves financially and yet, also needs to be careful about how much time is spent on working towards (worldly) success?

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    1. This is something that calls for seeking the Lord. It’s a matter of the heart. I am in the same position, supporting myself and wanting to give to others also. There are no hard fast rules. We can only seek to walk closely with the Lord so that we will become more like Him every day. (This is a great idea for my next post!) Thank you for commenting. Blessings, Emma!

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  3. Cindy- great article. And as usual I read it the day I needed it and not a minute before. Tonight I heard during prayer the call to be an evangelist. I just got comfortable going door to door for prayer requests in my church’s neighborhood. Listen, this is NOT something I would ever sign up to do. But 1) it does line up with the word 2) it brings God all the glory and 3) as you added here– it is Christ centered.
    Thank you for your ost that was here when I needed it today.
    Kate

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    1. I am so glad that the post was timely for you. That is my prayer. God is so good! He knows what we need and when we need it. May God bless you as you share the Gospel. Many blessings, Kate!

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