32“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. 33“Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. 34Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (Luke 12:22-34 NLT)
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” I really enjoy this particular teaching style of Jesus. It is inductive, that is, He teaches all of the points first and then culminates with the BOOM statement. Here we see all the reasons why we as His creation should not worry about our lives and our everyday needs, and I think that is a great message in and of itself (of course) but did you pay attention to the BOOM statement? The final statement speaks more to the very desires of our hearts than to the little things that make up our existence. In other words, are our hearts set on Jesus or on all of the little things that make up our days? Do we see the big picture – or are we too engulfed in the thousands of little pictures? Do we trust God, our Father – or do we trust ourselves and the things that we have, or think that we need?