“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
I love this verse, one because it’s in the Bible, and two because it puts things in perspective. When you think about it, it makes total sense. If you love something so much, it will be on your mind a lot. You don’t need to be a Christian to know that. Whether it’s a food craving, clothing, electronics, your phone, a person, or a book, if you like it enough you will want to spend your time with it. These things the Bible calls your treasure.
If a pirate sees treasure, his heart desires it. Likewise, if we see something we admire, our heart desires it and desires it frequently. Why is it important to be cautious in what we desire? Well, like this verse says, where our treasure is, so will be our heart. If you love rated R movies, your heart will be corrupted and filled with everything that movie consists. No matter what you think or say against this, it’s true. You may not even realize what that desire is doing to you until it destroys you.
So, filter your desires. If you find yourself desiring something that God’s Word advises against, don’t even touch it. It will destroy your soul in the end. Choose your entertainment, clothing, food, etc wisely. Yes, even food! God has given us so many varieties of foods to enjoy, but we cannot let it become a god to us. It should not overcome our thoughts. If your treasure is food or anything else, that is where your heart lies. As Christians, we want our hearts to lie in the right spot. It needs to be rooted in God and His Word, nothing else.
Remember this when you find yourself desiring something so fervently. There is no fault in enjoying the blessings God has given us in this life, but choose wisely. Your heart will either be destroyed or saved depending on where your heart lies.