Pirates, at least the fictional sort, have always been super cool. I’m not even sure I fully understand why they have been fascinating to us but there’s no denying, especially after the endless sequels of the Caribbean variety.
Just imagine, buried treasure on some remote island awaiting your return; it would be all that one could possibly spend their time thinking about. Those pirates certainly had rehearsed over and over in their minds where the treasure was; it had to be the most important thing in their life! Perhaps they often worried whether someone had found their treasure!
Which leads to today’s verse from Luke 12:34
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also“
Wherever we set our most prized possession is where we will find our hearts. Our hearts are drawn to what we prioritize, we can’t help it! There is ZERO separation between our thought life and our hearts. If you think that money is the priority of your life, your actions will demonstrate that money is the most important thing in life. Your heart is found in your treasure chest. If you think or believe that your family is the most important thing in your life, your actions will give your heart away, they will mark X on the treasure map of your life.
What’s buried on your treasure map?
The Bible has a treasure map and its directions are simple, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you”. Inside that treasure chest is close relationship with God.
I wonder, is your relationship with God in that treasure chest? Is loving people in that old box buried in the sand?
What is your treasure?