My Heart: What Do I Love?

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

I don’t know if that verse falls heavy on you or not, but it sure does me.  To “treasure” something simply means “This is where you place your highest value.”  In knowing that we can say, “Whatever it is that you place highest value in, ‘there your heart will be.'”   Alright, now lets look at the meaning of the word “heart” in the second part of the verse.  According to Dictionary.com someone’s heart is “the center of [their] total personality.”  So if  the definitions I gave for the words “treasure” and “heart” are correct then we can rightly say, “Whatever you place highest value in, there the center of your total personality will be also.”

All that being said, where is it that you spend your time, energy, money?  If it’s not spent on Jesus, then you’re simply not finding your highest value in Him.  Read these words from David, known to be a man after God’s own heart, as you take a minute to let the Holy Spirit examine your own heart:

Whom have I in heaven but you?  And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

(Psalm 73:25-26 ESV)

Jesus paid too high a price for our half-hearted lip service.  Lets remember the death and resurrection of Jesus that a new song might rise in our hearts!