Read: MATTHEW 6:16-21
When I was a young kid, my little brother had a pirate/treasure themed birthday party. The thrill of believing we actually found secret treasure buried in our backyard was so exhilarating that by the end all of us kids were literally clawing into the dirt to get our hands on it.
What would you claw to? What do you treasure?
Maybe it’s family or friends. Perhaps you value lifting up the inherent dignity in all life or working for a kinder world. Maybe you treasure a beautiful sunset, or the joy of your favorite ice cream!
You can tell a lot about a person by what they reveal is important— truly important—to them. What do your treasures reveal about you? Is what you treasure an imitation of what Christ treasures?
Loving God, help us to cultivate and value treasures that reflect the values of your kingdom. AMEN.