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Where Is Your Treasue?

Where is Your Treasure?

We live in a society where people are consumed by gaining treasure. want more, more, and more. try to outdo our neighbor. It’s like we are rushing a hundred kilometers an hour. For what? Only to end up in our graves and lose everything. What have we gained?

I have been reading to a group of the children the well-known book, Pilgrim’s Progress. n this book is a chapter entitled “The Man with the Straws.” A miserable-looking man was working busily. The floor of the dull, dark room was covered with straws and sticks. The man held a rake in his hand, collecting all the rubbish into a heap. A wise man, whose name is “nterpreter” opened the door to his room. But the miserable looking man did not look up. He did not seem to care about anything, except for his sticks and straws.

One of the children, Matthew, asked the wise man, “what is he collecting them for?”

The wise man replied, “He thinks they are very precious. He has been serving the Wicked Prince [the wrong master] for a long time, and he believes that someday, in the midst of these useless straws, he will find a wonderful treasure. The King {God] is sorry for him, and every day the King sends a messenger to offer him a golden crown instead of straws.”

As the wise man spoke, he pointed upward. And when the children raised their heads, they saw One [Jesus] holding a bright crown in His hand. “But he doesn’t see it,” said one of the children.

“No,” said the wise man, “He will not look up.”

“Will he never look up?” asked another child. Another child added, “How long will Jesus wait for him?” The wise man answered, “I cannot tell you. The King is very merciful and very patient. But the man is so sure that he will find his treasure hidden in the rubbish that I do not know whether he will ever listen to the voice of Jesus.”

The Lord Jesus says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy . . but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

When Jesus is our Lord and Savior, He is our lasting Treasure. Our world lights up. We willingly serve Him with our possessions. I don’t need to have more. I don’t need to cling too tightly. When I die, I have wverything in Him!  That's freedom!