19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
I always read this verse and thought to myself ” what does this mean?” What treasures is He speaking of? I was a bit confused because in Heaven we will lack nothing. All our earthly treasures are not needed. I went online to check this out and I saw that many people were saying that we are God’s treasure we are His jewels. I did not however see it connected to this verse in Matthew. I believe that’s the piece we are missing.
Dare I say that this verse is actually talking about telling others about salvation and they are who we should be thinking about when it says store up for yourselves treasures in heaven?People are the jewels here! I know we don’t own other people and I don’t think this means we are owning those people in heaven I believe it is referring to people being our treasures, being of value to us. That people are so priceless to God that those are the kinds of treasures that should be in heaven. Those are the jewels that we should have our hearts set on.
I began to search and found that in Malachi 3:16-17 of the NKJV version He says “On that day I make them My jewels.” Excuse me, did I read correctly, yes God is saying this. Then in Zechariah 9:16 it reads that we will be like shining jewels on the land. Then in Exodus we are called treasured possessions. In Deuteronomy we are referred to as “treasured possessions” a couple more times. Friends, stay with me here. If I asked you where is Gods heart” You would say with humanity, that all be saved and none perish. The purpose of a believer is to spread the gospel so that more can be saved and live eternally where our soul will not perish.
Let me take another leap here and tell you that when the sun enters the stone or jewel in this case do they not emanate a beautiful sparkle? Don’t they shine so bright! And get this each stone will shine differently. So if we are a jewel and we have the son within, will we not shine for all the land to see? I don’t know about you but I truly believe that people are the treasures we should be looking to store in Heaven.
God’s heart is for all humanity to be saved. He calls us jewels, he calls us to shine like jewels. We are the Kings treasured possessions, if we have the Fathers hearts is that not where our hearts should also be? Is that not the last question that Jesus poses?