What does the righteous consider a great treasure? What income does the wicked seek? What do I treasure? What do I collect? When I read the word treasure in this parable the thought of money and possessions came to mind. I do not have much.
Jesus taught, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This was a summary of his teaching about not storing up treasures on earth, but in heaven. (Matthew 6:19)
As I thought some more about the proverb in verse 6 I thought about where I spend my time, money, and attention. I was trying to determine what I treasure. I have a job where I spend eight hours five days a week to make money to pay the bills. I cook, eat and sleep. In the early morning, I write BDBD blog. Much of the rest of my time I spend working on the website FreeBibleStudyHelp.com and BDBD podcast. I also enjoy the company of a special woman. Sometimes I watch TV.
Then I thought, “Do I treasure God and my relationship with Jesus?” Is that my heart’s income? The commandment says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
What do I treasure?