“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).

Treasure: (Gr. Thesauros): A deposit, i.e., wealth (literally or figuratively)

It is the heart, the seat of our affections, that determines much in our lives and is probably the single most determiner of our destinies. When by the grace of God, the heart is set aright, there will be a joining of good treasure and the heart, and the producing of that which is good will follow (cf. Matthew 12:35). A deposit of good treasure will be set upon by a good heart and the twain shall be together always.

Treasure, as a noun is both a place for storing things of value and the valuable things themselves. Therefore, you will often find a thing of value securely stored in a place called a Treasury, and one assigned to safeguard the treasure is called a Treasurer.

God has so placed His treasure, “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6b) in His people and has caused this light of His glory to “shine in our hearts” and we now “have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us” (II Corinthians 4:7). He has furthermore given His Holy Spirit to safeguard this treasure in us until the glorious day of Redemption (cf. Ephesians 4:30).

To the Prophet, Isaiah, the Lord spoke: “I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who called you by your name, am the God of Israel” (Isaiah 45:3). Such rich treasures given to the Prophet are beyond all the wealth of men in the whole world.

To the Apostle, Paul, it was given to “speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory” (I Corinthians 2:7). And concerning Christ, he wrote: “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3).

So let men seek for riches, and wealth for the last days, but as James has written to us concerning them: Your gold and silver is cankered (corroded); and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, like as it were fire. You have heaped treasure together for the last days” (James 5:3).

Jesus spoke the truth when He said, “If, therefore, you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” (Luke 16:11).

Alas, it truly is a matter of the heart, isn’t it? “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” So, we must examine the heart and see what we find there. As we have said, it is the heart that determines our destiny. A surrendered heart to God will find its way to the “true riches”. A self-seeking heart will ultimately find its way to the vanity of the “unrighteous mammon”.

What is your treasure? Where is your heart? These are the issues of life. As King Solomon has written in his Book of Proverbs:

“My son attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. They are life to those that find them and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:20-23).


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Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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