Who has your Heart?
Colossians 2:3 “in whom are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
The first day of class at most universities is called “syllabus day,” because professors do not usually start any lessons, but rather they unpack what the class will look like for the semester. However, for my economics class, it was a different story altogether. The professor simply wrote on the board this principle, “wherever you invest your money is where your heart is,” and then left. Whatever I invest money in
Here we arrive at a crossroads of motive. Both the economic principle and Jesus’ very words point to a common stumbling block in the life of every Christian- their own hearts. The prophet Jeremiah warns us of the very real, and very deceitful force within our souls (Jer. 17:9). “What now, then?” “If my heart is deceitful, then what is the solution?” “What does this have to do with the treasures that are hidden in Christ?” Well, dear reader, let us look
Yet, as Paul clarifies, it is not treasure found in the form of gold and priceless artifacts, but in wisdom and knowledge. You may be saying to yourself, “that’s anticlimactic.” However, the beauty of this treasure is made
Your faith, Christian, is not one that simply can be thought of as a train-ticket; granted at justification and shelved until its usage for boarding the heaven-bound train. J.I. Packer states it plainly, “What aim should we set ourselves in life? To know God” (Knowing God, p. 33). So we draw from this treasure daily as we seek to grow in our knowledge of God. We draw from this treasure- the treasure hidden in Christ, as one who obsesses over worldly treasure! Recall Jesus’ rebuke of the Pharisees, Believer! Remember the economic principle written on the board.
Do your words hint at a heart so captivated by your Savior? Would your bank account be proof of a fervent pursuit for the things of the Lord? Do you truly seek Jesus till you have found him- remembering the promise that when we seek Him with all our hearts, we shall find him? (Jer. 29:13). This treasure has been made available to you- the question then remains, do you really want it?