What Do You Treasure?
What is the ONE thing that you desire the most? If you would be honest with yourself this morning — and be honest before God who knows your heart — what is the ONE THING that you want more than anything? Is your desire to have the perfect family? Is it to have perfect children, a perfect husband, a perfect wife, or is it to live a trouble free life? Is it to be rich with all the pleasures of this life? Is it to fulfill all your lusts and passions? Whatever your heart desires the most — THAT is your treasure. Jesus Christ warns us concerning this treasure of the heart:
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. (Matthew 6:19-21)
If your ONE desire — the ONE thing that you want the most — is of this world, then know that it is fleeting. All the things of this life are empty and cannot give you any lasting satisfaction.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities;
all is vanity. Ecclesiastes 1:2
There is no new thing under the sun! All that the men of this generation desire now they have desired in all the past generations — and have not been satisfied with them.
There is only One that can give lasting joy, peace, and satisfaction to guilty sinners, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ alone has fulfilled the righteousness of God. Jesus Christ alone has satisfied the justice of God by His one offering for sins. Jesus Christ alone has risen from the dead and is seated on the right hand of God, ruling all things after the counsel of His own will.
Oh sinners, flee to Jesus Christ by faith! May God the Holy Spirit quicken your dead soul to life so that you may know Him and the power of His resurrection. May God reveal to your soul that Jesus is the ONE that saves, gives life and peace with God and forgives sinners.