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

I’ve included, as I often do, a YouTube video of a song about our Treasure which is Jesus. God never changes, though we may learn more of Him the more time we spend with Him, or contemplate Him in the Word, or watch for the myriad of ways God reveals Himself to us in our everyday lives.

Sometimes it’s big and bright and easy to see. Sometimes it’s subtle and so common, that we forget it’s God speaking to us, revealing how much He loves us. Sometimes we are so preoccupied we fail to hear the voice of God or notice the gifts He gave us, gives us, and promises us.

The artist, SCC, in the song below (see lyrics too!) asks some good questions. How can I live? What can I do? What will it take? What could I give? All these questions are asked to understand in what specific ways he can glorify God. We can glorify God, and we should, with every effort we make in our lives every moment we’re alive. We can live or die “pursuing the prize,” as Steven prays in song. Let that be our song/prayer, too.

Live your life as an offering to the One who gave you life, who gave His life for you. Be the priest (offer worship), prophet (speak truth), and royalty (son or daughter of the King!) you were baptized to be, relying on God’s grace to see you through.

“Treasure Of Jesus”

What can I do
How can I live
To show my world
The treasure of Jesus

What will it take
What could I give
So they can know
The treasure He is

And if I can sing
Let my songs be full of His glory
If I can speak
Let my words be full of His grace

And if I should live or die
Let me be found pursuing this prize
The One that alone satisfies
The treasure of Jesus

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