for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)
Ever been around someone that has a major investment in the stock market? Guys that couldn’t run a computer to save their lives want laptops to take with them on trips so they can watch the market.
We give our hearts to what we treasure.
Treasure is the repository of the heart. Where the treasure is, the heart is. This is why treasure becomes important to God. You see, God is not after your stuff, God is after your heart.
Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? (James 4:5)
It’s not about your stuff; it’s about your heart. You need to see this for what it is. God isn’t trying to keep your from enjoying life. He simply desires that you enjoy HIM more than life. That says something about the value God places on you. He values people above all else. Its hard for us to understand this. We think that we have little worth and therefore wonder how God could love us. Especially after you ruin your life with sin.
Anthony Evans did something at promise keepers that really brought this home. He pulled out a $100 bill and asked how many people wanted it. Every hand went up. “What if I crumpled it up? What if I stomped on it and got it dirty? What if I spit on it?”
No hands went down. Everyone still wanted the one-hundred dollar bill.
“Even though I’ve ruined the appearance, I haven’t’ changed the value.”
You are like a $100 bill to God. No matter what you do to the appearance, you have not changed the value. Nothing you could ever do would cause you to lose value to God. Sin doesn’t spoil your value.
Romans 5:8 says that even while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
You’ve heard that expression, “God doesn’t make junk.” Well, he sure wouldn’t die for junk.
God treasures your heart. He desires y6our heart. He created you so that he could love you and you could be loved by him. God wants first place in your heart.