TREASURES OF THE HEART
“And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.”
Isaiah 33:6 AMP
In a time of national instability Isaiah told his fellow citizens where true stability lay. It was to do with what they valued.
Isn’t it amazing to think that God views our treasuring Him, through reverent fear and worship, also as His treasure? That, as God is a treasure to us, so we are a treasure to Him? And that through that treasured relationship we can experience stability and an abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge.
Jesus Christ repeated this emphasis in Matthew 6:19 21, “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 moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (NKJ).
We all have things that we treasure or hold precious. Sometimes it is our special possessions. Of course, we can have our own hidden treasures – the things which mean more to us than anything else we own. Or maybe the acquisition of wealth is the treasure we seek. Jesus tells us that whatever we value as a treasure indicates where our heart is. That is where our attention and energy and focus will be centred.
In uncertain times like these we need the stability of knowing where our heart is. Isaiah implies that the relationship that we are able to share with our heavenly Father should be our treasure. How awesome is the treasure we have in God the Father through the salvation we have been given by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
Wonderful Father, thank you for the understanding of the priceless treasure you give to us through your Son and your Spirit that works in us and for the relationship that it is now possible for us to have with you! Thank you that you see us as a treasure to you. May your glory and that priceless treasure be seen throughout the world!
Study by Shirley Henderson