Posted April 30, 2012
As you read this passage, be reminded that God's kingdom is an everlasting one that can never grow old, die, spoil, or be stolen from us. God is a joyful Giver of his kingdom to his children! Would he teach us to be generous as well. When we finally see Him as our greatest Treasure, we can live open handedly with other "things" because they aren't ultimate anymore, He is.
Take the time to ask God to search your heart and show you where your treasure is in life. Author/pastor Tim Keller had a few great questions to help expose areas we've perhaps treasured more than God (even if they are good things, like work, family, or being liked):
1) What is my greatest nightmare? What do I worry about most? 2) What do I rely on or comfort myself with when things go badly or become difficult? 3) What makes me feel the most self-worth? What am I the proudest of? 4) What do I really want and expect out of life? What would really make me happy? 5) Where do my uncontrollable emotions show up? When do you get most upset? 6) What unanswered prayer has embittered you toward God?
If you want to explore this area in more depth, check out his book "Counterfeit Gods":
You can also read this blog for practical ways to meditate on & live out this verse:
Learning to treasure the Greatest & Truest Treasure.