Seek the Treasures
Matthew 6:20-21 (KJV)
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Treasures of this Earth will go back to the dust it came from. When this moment of Eternity that we call ‘life on earth’ has passed, we will carry with us the Heavenly treasures that God’s Word tells us to pursue. It is the treasures unseen that make us rich in Spirit and Life (zoe life, not red bull energy).
2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV) – But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Wisdom, Conviction, Forgiveness, Peace, Hope, Healings, Clarity, Power, etc…
This is but a SHORT list of the treasures we can lay hold of here on Earth. When we abide in Christ, the treasures or gifts of the Holy Spirit are available. There are more treasures in Christ than those listed in Galations 5:22-23. Not all of our treasures come without effort to obtain them.
Isaiah 33:6 (NIV) – He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
We are rewarded based on our commitment and sacrifice. Treasures like wisdom, freedom, and deep friendships in Christ come after a hunt, battle or concerted effort to find the deep treasures God has for us.
Isaiah 45:2-3 (NKJV)
2 ‘I will go before you
And make the crooked places straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron.
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.