Treasures: Matthew 6:19-21

19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Matthew 6:19-21 NLT

In these verses, Jesus is explaining to His followers how to live and act. Our life should not revolve around earthly treasures, which are easily lost or destroyed. Instead, we should store our treasures in heaven by living the way God asks us to live, by loving our neighbor as ourselves, guarding against evil, helping the less fortunate, and loving the Lord with all our hearts.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

Matthew 22:37b

Where is your treasure? Is it on worldly success and building wealth?

If so, that’s where the desire of your heart is; what your heart is focused on.
If our focus is on heavenly rewards, our hearts are focused on honoring God; and enjoying that treasure forever.

Prayer; Lord Jesus, teach us to store our treasures in heaven. Help us to embrace the correct priorities in life. Encourage us to love God with all our hearts, and help us to love others as You have loved us. Like orchid blossoms are beautiful to behold, let our treasures be beautiful to God. Amen

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13 thoughts on “Treasures: Matthew 6:19-21

  1. A good reminder to check and see where the desire of our heart lies. When we are focused on eternal treasure we are then more focused on honouring God through what we do- yes!!!
    Blessings to you Jeanne

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  2. Thank you for sharing such a grounding word, Jeanne. Alright, that doesn’t sound quite right when you’re talking about storing treasures in heaven, but it’s true in the sense that our hearts should be grounded in God and the things that matter to Him, not the things that matter to us. God knows what we need and He says that these things will be provided. But first we must seek the kingdom of God. So yes, grounding works… oddly. I guess we need our feet on the ground to see things clearly. I hope the rest of your week finds your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds. 😁😁😁 Thanks for sharing. 🌳🍃🌼💐🌺❤

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    1. Hi Tina, I think the word grounding works. When we are grounded in God, we know what is important. I would even say rooted; when we are firmly rooted in His Word, we focus on what God wants. (I like these gardening terms)😊
      Tina, even your comments make me smile. 🥰
      Have a wonderful, joy-filled week! 💖✨💐🌷🌲🌺

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  3. It’s easy to get sidetracked and put our focus in the wrong place, but on Jesus and the purpose He has for us is where our focus should remain. Earthly things will pass way, but the things of the Lord are eternal. Thanks Jeanne!

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