The Miser's Gold

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Luke 12:34 (NKJV)
This verse reminds me of a character in Charles Dickens’ book, A Christmas Carol, known as Mr. Scrooge.  In the story, Mr. Scrooge is completely consumed by his love for money.  Every shilling he makes just increases his desire for more.  But even though he has much material wealth, he lacks generosity and there is a leanness to his soul.
Whatever it is we treasure; it will lead us to wanting more of it.  However, the fulfillment experienced will only be as good as the thing you treasure.  This should give us great caution in deciding what to treasure.
Like the miser’s treasure, my gold will make me covet more.
-C.H. Spurgeon
There are only two types of treasure: 1) earthly treasure and 2) heavenly treasure.  The first will, as Mr. Scrooge discovered in Dickens’ story, lead to an emptiness that does not satisfy and, in the end, will be stripped from you.  For all the earthly treasure you have gained will be left for someone else when you perish.  The second is everlasting and ever satisfying.  I pray that you will treasure the gold of Jesus and nothing more.  May you be able to say as the apostle Paul:
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ…
-Philippians 3:8 (NKJV)
The depth of Jesus’ words could be mined forever, and we would never exhaust the riches therein.  Come, hear Him and you will never want to leave Him.  Your ears will never grow weary of hearing His sweet words.  You will want more and more of Him as you come and drink from the fountain that never runs dry.  Come and truly be satisfied.
Anchored in Christ,
Aaron R. Force

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