Treasure-Cross

I like gadgets. A lot. When I travel for conferences and meetings, I’m always asking people about their gadgets. What apps do you love? How do you like that Android phone? Wow, that iPad 3 is way better than the original one that I’m using. Any chance you want to trade?

I really like gadgets. Of course, that’s fine, as long as it’s not the most important thing to me. It’s OK to like “stuff”, whether that’s gadgets, movies, books, toys or something else. But it’s not OK when that “stuff” becomes our primary passion.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

What is your treasure? Is “stuff” your treasure, or is it God’s Word? You see, you can’t really have two treasures. One is going to be more important than the other. Either you love God and His Word more than everything else or you don’t.

Now, if you’re like me, “loving” God’s Word is not natural to you. You know you should love God’s Word. You might even know it’s valuable to love God’s Word. But you’ve tried to love it and it hasn’t worked out.

If that’s you, you aren’t alone. Most of us struggle to love God’s Word. So how do you get there? Keep at it. When you aren’t getting anything out of the Bible, read it anyway. When you’re doubting God, read His Word more. Over time, as you continue digging into His Word, the love and passion will come. It will become your treasure.