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Put the vision in writing and make it clear on stones,
so that the reader may go quickly.". Habacuque 2:2

#012 Treasures

Matthew 6:19-24

"No one can serve two masters," said Jesus. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Where is your treasure?

A treasure is something we value more than anything else; it is our priority and reason for living. Everyone has, or is seeking for, a treasure. It can be money, family or relationships. How do you know if it's a treasure? If you feel you cannot live without something, or if you feel you will only be really happy if you achieve it, then that is your treasure.

It can be anything as banal as weight loss and appearance. Haven’t you heard of people who died trying to look good? Some people would do anything for an aesthetic treasure. Have you ever heard of someone who killed or died for a lover? That relationship was his or her treasure, and reason to live.

Evaluate your treasures in terms of what they will be worth long-term and you'll understand what Jesus meant. One hundred years from now, you and every person you know will be dead. At best, if you have been someone important, your statue will stand in a plaza and your head will become a pigeon's toilet.

When Jesus used the expression "serve two masters" he was talking about the slave-master relationship, and there is no need to explain how easy it is to become a slave to money, career and success. All these things may be legitimate, but God does not want them to become the center and reason for your life. God claims that place for himself.

The difference is that when God occupies that place, you are no longer a slave but God's child. Anything else is achieved with effort, but the status of being God's child is only attained when you rest, when you give up, when you put up over your life one of those banners that says: "Under New Management."

You can only find rest in God, because Jesus did all the work. Only in God you can find fulfillment, because ... well, because he is God! What God am I talking about? The only one, your Creator, the one who does not expect you to do something to save yourself, but provided everything so you can call him Father. The same God who sent his Son to die for your salvation and rise for your justification.

Remember hearing that someone can even die for a treasure? What treasure do you think Jesus left heaven for to come to this world to die? You! And what about you -- what is your treasure?

In the next 3 minutes you will find out who cares for you.

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