“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NASB
Keeping this scripture in its biblical context we see Jesus warning us not practice our righteousness before men to try and gain their approval. He tells us that the things we do in secret our heavenly Father will see and thus reward. In other words our goal of service should never be for the applause of man but the approval of God. When we are rewarded with the applause of man it is temporary and always leaves us empty and longing for more. However, when we gain God’s approval we are blessed beyond any earthy means.
Jesus is our reward. Today He is too us the treasure in these earthen vessels. In heaven there will be no need of the sun, moon, or stars, for He will illuminate heaven with all His glory. On earth our joy, our peace, our satisfaction, our blessings, and anything we find praise worthy should only be found in Him. In heaven the streets of gold, the walls of jasper, the gates of pearl, and the heavenly host of angels will only remind us of His glory and splendor.
As we invest in our families, our churches, our communities, and the lives of one another our singular goal should be to shape them so they to remind us of Jesus. Anything else falls short. If Jesus is our heart He will be our treasure and all else will leave us unsatisfied.