“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 moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Matthew 6:19-24, NIV).
It seems that it has always been that way. We humans like treasure. There is something exciting about dreaming about some far away treasure. When we were children we laid under blue skies with a friend watching the white cotton filled clouds float by carried along by gentle breezes. We dreamed of following railroad tracks and rivers to places unknown and discovering something exciting.
God made us to be adventurers who would search for the most valuable of treasures. Isn’t it exciting that he created us this way. Every day is a new adventure in search of beautiful treasures. But he would not be satisfied with his children missing out on the real adventure, missing out on the real treasure. Our Heavenly Father does not want us to stop the journey short here in this present temporal realm, he desires that we push on to the best part of the journey that is yet to come! Our Lord does not desire for us to find satisfaction here with the trinkets of this world when the richest of all treasures is still ahead down that spiritual river Jordan!
To find our dreams and visions satisfied with what only this world can offer will cause us to miss out on the real journey, the real adventure and the real treasure that lies up ahead when we cross over Jordan! The journeys of this world will soon end, the treasures of this world will pass away, and they can not be carried over to the other side where true riches are waiting to be discovered. We can’t have it both ways. Today, we choose our journey. One that offers excitement and treasure here and now, or one that promises an exciting journey that simply begins here but will one day carry us to places and heights unknown where treasures are beyond anything we can even imagine.
God is inviting us to share in the journey that seeks the greatest treasure. There we will walk with other great explorers who have lived, even here, lives of excitement. There we will walk with Abraham, Elijah, Daniel, Peter, Paul and an unnumbered host. There we will walk with the Lord. There we will share in treasures unimagined, and the brilliant Son-light that far surpasses the most beautiful day we have ever known here. And the journey that ends there with all its wonderful promises, beauties, blessings and treasures, that journey begins here, it begins today.