“For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6: 19 – 23
Jesus agrees that disciples must store up treasures. A treasure is something that is precious and valuable, therefore, it is something to safeguard. It is meant to last for a very long time. Some treasures last even longer than their owners. But it is also true that treasures can decay or be stolen.
When Jesus tells us to store up treasures for ourselves, He is not speaking gold, diamonds and rubies. While these are valuable and last for a very long time, there are treasures that are even more valuable and more durable. They are a relationship with God, faith, morals, trust, prayer. These endure and give life long after the gold and diamonds would have disappeared. Spiritual treasures add more to our lives than all the earthly treasures combined.
We must safeguard our relationship with the Lord. We must work at protecting our faith, our morals our prayer. We do not want laziness, peer pressure and passing fads to threaten or even rob us of God and our love for Him.