VB044: Where Is Your Treasure?

Where Is Your Treasure?

[Ps 33:21; Rom 8:24; Ps 56:3-4; Mt 6:20-21]

Do you put your trust in the First Bank & Trust Company down on the street corner? Or do you trust in the Lord and invest in the kingdom of heaven?

Ps 33:21 (NIV) – In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

Hearts: Heb. leb (labe) the heart, the feelings, the will, and even the intellect.

Trust: Heb. batach (baw-tach’) trust, confide, secure; to be careless, to attach oneself to. Knowing the rug won’t be pulled out from under you. To go quickly for refuge, to place confidence in, be confident or sure.

Rom 8:24 (ESV) –For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Hope: Greek, Ielpis (el-piys’) expectation (not wishful thinking, but a trust with sound reason for the expectation).

The context here is about the glory that is in us, and the day when we will receive glorified bodies. This is the hope that Paul was talking about. We can’t see the manifestation of that hope as long as we are in our “earth” bodies. But this is what we are believing for.

Hope is always future. Hope is seeing on the inside what you can’t see on the outside. It is using the imagination, to see things in your heart that you can’t see with your eyes.

Ps 56:3-4 (NASB) – When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. [4] In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid….

When: Heb. yom; Day, number of days, some time, year, today, on the same day, at present, now. When, whenever, as long as.

Word: Heb. dabar (daw-baw’) a word, saying, matter, a thing, cause.

Praise: Heb. halal (haw-lal’) to be openly clear, lacking subtlety of sound. To be radiantly clear and obvious, to clearly shine, to be splendid. To be (blatantly) foolish. to rave, to celebrate, to make one appear foolish.

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in God and praise Him for His Word.

Matt 6:20-21 (ESV) – but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. [21] For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Treasures: thesauros (thay-sow-ros’) a deposit, i.e. wealth, treasure.

Heart: kardia (kar-dee’-ah) the heart, (figurative) the thoughts or feelings (mind). The Hebrew word for heart, leb (labe) has the same definition.

The Scriptures attributed to the heart, thoughts, reasonings, understanding, will, judgment, designs, affections, love, hatred, fear, joy, sorrow and anger since these things can actually affect man’s physical heart. We all know how thoughts and emotions affect our blood pressure. Therefore the heart is used for the mind in general, many places in the Bible.

Every time you put your trust in God, it is like making a deposit into your heavenly account. Your heart is there, in the kingdom, with good thoughts. You are free from worry, emotions are cool, and your blood pressure is good.

Declaration:

The more money I deposit into the bank, the more I must trust the banking system. My heart longs to be with my investment, and worry and fear try to infiltrate my mind. The more faith and trust I have deposited in God, the more peace and security I feel in my heart.

God bless you my friend,