Where is your heart ?

John MacArthur

Matthew 6:19-24  "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The lamp of the body is the eye; if, therefore, thine eye be healthy, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and money."

Where is your heart? According to verse 21, your heart is wherever your treasure is. I am not talking about the heart’s physiological location; I am not talking about the person you are hopelessly in love with and have given your heart to; but I am talking in terms of the investment of your life, motives, attitudes, and thought patterns. Where is the concentration and the preoccupation of your life? What particular object do you spend most of your thinking, planning, and energy on? Chances are, you are like most people and spend your time thinking about some thing (e.g., a house, a car, a wardrobe, a bank account, a savings account, a bond, a stock, an investment, furniture, etc.). We are creatures committed to things — that is part of the curse on the society in which we live. Some societies are too poor to have things. But we are a society of things.