Happy Wednesday, everyone! This week’s worship devo comes to us from one of our wonderful worship leaders, Taylor Trube. Let’s jump in!
Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.
Matthew 6:19-22 MSG
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.
Matthew 6:19-22 NLT
In this passage, Jesus warns us not to stockpile treasures on earth where the moths can eat away at them and thieves can steal and destroy them. Why? What is significant about Jesus’ illustration with the thieves and the moths?
Christ tells us to store up treasures in heaven. What sort of treasure is Jesus talking about?
What are the desires of your heart? Do they line up with scripture and what Jesus desires for us?
The Lord teaches the disciples about the importance of where they direct their focus. What our eyes are looking at is what we will be filled with. So how can we fix our eyes on the Lord?
Jesus, thank you for your words and for your truth. Lord, help us store up treasures in heaven. Spirit, give us wisdom and discernment to know your voice and to know your heart. Change and transform us, Father. Align us with your vision and your love for people. Fill us with your light, Jesus. Amen.