Where is Your Heart? – Reflections on Matthew 6:19-24

Think for a second about the things you crave. What do you do when you crave a certain type of food? Do you act on that desire and indulge, or do you refrain? What if you desire God the way you desire chocolate, Mexican food, or soft drinks?

Our lives often reflect that which we value. What do you value or what do you treasure? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). The Greatest Treasure in the world spoke these words to us. Why is it that so many of us live a life that treasures the world above Jesus, the Messiah? “You cannot serve both God and possessions” (Matthew 6:24). What do you treasure above all? Maybe it is money, family, happiness, joy, or health. Stop looking to earthly things for pleasure and happiness. Instead, seek God for these things. In His presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). Ask yourself again, what do you crave in life? Do you crave wealth, relationships, or even chocolate?

 Let us be a people who crave God above all. Let us desire the God Almighty who reigns supreme over the entire universe, who sent His Son to bear our sin so that we might be the righteousness of God. I heard a preacher once say that we don’t honor fully what we don’t enjoy. How can we ever lead people to find satisfaction in Jesus Christ when we aren’t even seeking satisfaction in Him? No one will come to know Christ because you enjoy and treasure your possessions more than you enjoy Him.


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