Store Up Treasures in Heaven
It is wise to store up treasures in Heaven, and these Scriptures explain the significance:
Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself].”
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 neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
What do we treasure? Treasure is defined as a quantity of precious metals, gems, riches, valuables, jewels. Something we hold dear or place great value upon or esteem highly! Is His Word in that mix? His promises? Has He spoken to us something that we treasure beyond words? Is there a worship song that we cannot stop singing because it echoes our hearts cry? Has He performed a miracle that we cannot stop thanking Him for?
When I first became a born again Christian, I could not turn down an altar call, till I finally realized the completeness of His blood. At a particular conference I felt the Lord say to just let Him minister to me at the altar rather than going up for prayer. As I bowed before His altar, one of the children in the church came by and put a crown on my head. I didn’t see the child, in fact, he disappeared when I looked up. However, I treasured this crown as a gift from the Lord. I saved it all these years.
Since then, the Lord has used it to speak to my heart. He has given me scriptures regarding its meaning that I did not have in my spirit all those years ago. Treasuring every gift He gives is a way to show Him honor, and it opens the door for more treasures to come. As these “Days of Awe” wind down, let us spend this day searching for His treasure or examining our treasure chests to see what is inside.
My husband and I usually fast this night which is considered the beginning of Yom Kippur as Yahweh’s days begin at sundown. Tomorrow is the Highest Holy Day in God’s created calendar.
Prayer: Show me any treasure that has gripped my heart above You or Yours’! Thank you Father, for the work you have started within me. Keep my sin ever before me, and never let my heart deceive me. As I prepare for the Day of Atonement, cause my heart to be sensitive to Your every correction. Show me if you want me to fast or what to fast. In Yeshua’s Name, Amen!
Confession: Yahweh, Yeshua, Ruah—You, Your Word, Your gifts, Your things are my treasure!