based on the Love God Greatly Study, From Broken to Restored / w5d1
Scripture: Nehemiah 10:28-39 / Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:21
Clearly, if our “treasure” (what we count most valuable) is in the pleasures of this world – like people…things…jobs…money…family…opinions… then our heart will chase after and be devoted first and foremost to these ‘things’. Whole-hearted, God first devotion comes from God being first in our thoughts and lives. Consider the words of Jesus, who said – “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” (Matt 6:24). Or, who can forget the chief example of devotion to God in Mark 12:29-31, when Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Why is it so important to be devoted to God and to love Him above all else? We find the answer in Matthew 22:40, where Jesus explains that The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on this command and the one that is equal to it, which is loving your neighbor as yourself. –
Make it Personal – Reflection
Reflect on Matthew 6:21, what is your true treasure?