Wednesday’s Word

Lord my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me (Psalm 131:1).

Where are our hearts and why? Jesus said that our hearts will be wherever we place our treasures (Matthew 6:21). The psalmist said his heart was not “haughty”, meaning his trust and hope was in God, not in something temporary.

When man thinks too highly of self, there is no true peace. There is no true peace, if everything is dependant on fragile man. But, if our hope and trust is in the all-powerful, eternal God, we will enjoy the peace that passeth all understanding.Let us prove that our hearts are not haughty, by placing our treasures in Heaven. Placing our treasures in Heaven dictates where our priority is and on what our priorities are set. Heaven must be our number one goal, and this life is the path through which we must travel to reach our goal. Our hearts will not be haughty when we sing and truly believe that “heaven Holds All For Me.” 

Being rich or poor, in the things of this world, will not in and of themselves save or condemn our souls. Jesus Christ said that we are to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” The apostle Paul reminded Timothy, that we are not to be “high minded nor trust in uncertain riches.” Uncertain riches are the things of the world, which are all temporary: easily lost; easily destroyed. 

One day, this world will be totally destroyed and if our hope and trust is in the world, they too will be destroyed. But, God has made possible our lives in an eternal Heaven, where we can live forever with the treasures we have stored in Heaven.

Let us diligently serve of Lord, each day sending forward our treasures to be enjoyed in Heaven.