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Where Is Your Heart?

What do you treasure?

Let me follow you around for bit and I will tell you.  Let me take a look at your checkbook, and I will be able to determine what your treasure is.  It won’t be that difficult.

Where your treasure is there is heart.

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Jesus tells of a man who is in a field.  We don’t know why he is there, but while there he discovers a treasure.  He quickly buries it back where he found it.  He goes home, sells everything he has and buys that field.  Then the treasure is his.

We learn from this story that this treasure is the kingdom of heaven.

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Later on, Paul tells Timothy to guard, through the Holy Spirit, to guard the treasure that has been entrusted to him.  Paul believes that something that Timothy has is a treasure.

In the context of Paul’s letter, the treasure is the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ.

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The kingdom of heaven is valuable.  At least , Jesus thinks it is.  It is so valuable that Jesus indicates that one should be willing to give up everything else to possess it.  You might even say that the effect it has on someone who finds it is that it possesses them.  It affects your life.  It changes everything.

Paul said that he was appointed to be a preacher, apostle and teacher for the gospel.  He suffered for this gospel and entrusted it to Timothy.  It is a treasure.

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We who follow Christ have entered the kingdom.  We have this treasure.  Our lives have changed because of what we have found in a field.

We are commissioned to proclaim this gospel as well.  We are to make disciples by going, baptizing and teaching.

The question we have to ask ourselves is this:  Have we given up everything for this treasure and are we guarding the treasure we have been given?

What are you doing with your treasure?  Where is your heart?

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  1. July 17, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Good word today, Larry. I needed this today. I need to do a better job of guarding the treasure. The world entices us away from it with glittery promises.

    • July 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Tammy, I believe it’s because we don’t believe God is good.

      • July 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

        Maybe. Or maybe we believe He is good, just too slow 🙂

      • July 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

        Yeah, I think we give lip service to saying He is good, but I’m not sure we live like He is. 🙂

  2. July 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    My treasure is His. I just haven’t done a very good job with the rest (even though it all belongs to Him)

  3. July 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    May our heart be filled with praise and worship and my treasure is where Jesus is.
    I found your post at Rick’s Saturday short cut list http://www.plannedpeasanthood.com/2013/07/saturday-shortcuts-8/

  1. July 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

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