If we unearthed a huge vein of gold in our backyard, would we gather the gold or—focus on digging out the dirt around it instead? It would be a great folly to choose to leave that gold in the ground. Would that represent a life well lived? Perhaps if we were blind, we would have an excuse for such ignorance, but otherwise, for one who understands the value of gold to ignore such magnificent riches would be simply foolish—right? 

If we understand this analogy, do we believe earthly gold more valuable than the Creator of such riches?

While we may shout a resounding “NO,” we need to step back and observe the evidence we’ve piled up around ourselves. Are the primary pursuits of our life represented by piles of things that we can’t take with us when we die? Or, have we invested in the eternal things—the riches of Heaven? Can our life’s work be stolen or destroyed? Or, is it incorruptible? 

Jesus said: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:19-21‬) What we spend most of our time on every day is—where our treasure is. Is this our job, love life, popularity ratings, or wealth building? It’s not that the pursuit of earthly things is a sin—unless we pursue them more passionately than God. When GOD is the greatest treasure of our heart—then the time we spend attaining earthly things makes them indestructible, eternal gifts because they are attained for His glory.

Think about the greatest treasures you possess—if they be destroyed or stolen—then consider these two questions Jesus posed 2,000 years ago: “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matthew‬ ‭16:26‬)

What was Jesus’ answer? In a nutshell, it was “do as I do.“ He said: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew‬ ‭16:24-25‬)

When God is our greatest love, our life is His and—we spend our life gathering eternal treasures.

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