From Pastor’s Desk: 8-6-17
Luke 12:33-34 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Even non-Christians know the last part of this passage is true. What you strive after, your heart is going to be in. Now, in that context, that’s actually a good thing, because that for which you are striving will never be achieved if your heart is not in it.
It holds absolutely true in a spiritual sense as well, but, to some, that is a detriment. For example, if one is striving for things of this world, or material goods, they are going to spend all their effort in order to possess them. And if the heart is seeking after “treasures” of this world, there will be no desire, thus, no pursuance of things of eternal value.
It is sad that people (yes, Christians also) seek after material so fervently that most of, is not all, their energy is put into seeking things that are only temporary. Scripture declares that all our needs will be provided, but too many are not satisfied with that, going beyond needs to desires. Admittedly, the Bible also says that God will grant the very desires of our heart, but, looking closely at that principle one will see that those desires must line up with God’s word and His sovereign will.
I’ve known people who use very little, or not at all, things they have striven for. Things that took so much to get now sit around collecting dust and/or rust. Money spent on them could have been so much more wisely spent.
The point? Some have said, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good.” Maybe it would be good to reverse that, for “…where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”