Text:: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” - Matthew 6: 21.
Comment: It is no sin for one to desire the good things of life. However, the knowledge of the fact that true and lasting blessings descend from above inspires the believer to always make the Almighty God his priority, seeking first “the kingdom of God, and (the practice of) his righteousness” so that all things shall be added unto him. (Matthew 6:33) To do otherwise would amount to being in opposition to God, in that “friendship of the world is enmity with God” and whosoever “will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”. - James 4:4
W.H. Griffith Thomas wrote: “A ship in the water is perfectly right, but water in the ship would be perfectly wrong. The Christian in the world is right and necessary, but the world in the Christian is wrong and disastrous.” (Genesis: A Devotional Commentary, pg. 174)
Although Lot's wife started the race to flee Sodom with her husband and her two daughters, she did not reach the end because her heart was still behind; she had to steal one more gaze at the city; and she “became a pillar of salt”. (Genesis 19:26).We should lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven, “where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal”. - Matthew 6: 20.