Christ is our treasure

“Provide yourselves with money bags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:33, 34

Now, in the Bible the word heart (mentioned 800 times!) never refers to the actual physical organ, the pump. So, when the Bible mentions the phrase `the one with the faint heart` it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with the organ, but it refers to the inner being lacking the virtue of courage and commitment; not being able to discern what is the priority or the main goal in life. Indeed one can be physically present, but to drift off somewhere else with the heart. If you have ever wondered why some one in church hasn’t changed after all the Spirit-filled sermons, dynamic-fiery prophetic- church activities; this is the reason. This person has set the heart on something else, and that by itself became the treasure.

Unless Christ becomes our treasure, we are doomed to be in a condition of not really living but just existing, led by the momentary circumstances. And after awhile those circumstances take the shape of treasure we are fixed on.

We need to allow Christ’s faith in us to overcome the circumstances!