"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
You've seen this truth in your own life. What you value the most is what's most valuable. That sounds so common, right? Wrong.
Culture would rewrite this passage of Scripture today to say, "For where you heart is, there your treasure will be also." You've heard it before, "Just follow your heart." Unfortunately, hearts are deceitful. Hearts drift away from what we should treasure. Hearts rarely, if ever, drift into a good treasure.
Your greatest regret in life probably began with you following your heart. Your biggest financial regret may have begun with you simply following your heart. Hearts are deceitful. That's why Jesus doesn't say your treasure will be found wherever your heart is. Instead, Jesus says, wherever your treasure is there you will find your heart.
So that comes back to this basic idea. It sounds too simple to be true. What you value most is what's most valuable. You get to decide. You get to make a choice. What are you going to value? What are you going to treasure? Because whatever you value the most will become what's most valuable in your heart.
If you value your family, even when your heart wants to do more work, your family will eventually be where your heart lies. If you value your relationship with God, even when your heart is trying to drift away, your relationship with God will begin to be where your heart resides.
So... What are you valuing most? Because what you value most is what's most valuable. It's where your heart will be found.