TEXT: Matthew 6:19-21: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
In these verses from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shifts focus from what we do for others and what we do for God to what we do for ourselves. You are familiar with the concept of treasure. The word translated as “treasures” in the Bible means: wealth, a storehouse or repository in which valuables are kept. It is a good thing to build up wealth, is it not? Ask anyone for advice, and most will tell you that more money, more wealth, more treasure, if you can get it, is better.