AND YOU SHALL BE MY DISCIPLES – Lesson #13
- Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19–21).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Treasures on earth versus Treasures in heaven?
These words of Jesus, reveal. They reveal the focus of the mind and heart and tell of your eternal destiny.
Jesus speaks of this “treasure” when He tells us that “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44
The hidden Treasure, The Pearl of Great Price, all point to The Kingdom of Heaven.
Also, Romans 8:6 tells us, “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”
There is not escaping the reality of this teaching.
- Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
- The Kingdom of Heaven is like a Treasure.
- The mind set on the flesh is death.
- The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.
The Apostle Paul helps us finally understand this profound truth in Colossians 3:1-4:
“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
“For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
“When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.“
Simply put, this reveals true Christians, the true disciples of Jesus.
This is not something you do out of obligation. This is something that is revealed about you, the direction of your life and your eternal destiny .
Ask yourself, “Where am I storing my treasures?” and you’ll discover your destiny. If you are displeased with what you see, begin now to set your mind on the things of the Spirit.
Now, it is your turn:
HOW CAN YOU DO IT?___________________________________________
HOW CAN YOU TEACH IT? _______________________________________
(I heard a man once say, “If you want to know what you treasure, look at your checkbook ledger.”)
Your Brother and Friend,