Where is Your Treasure?

"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." — Austin Phelps
At Matthew 6:21, Jesus tells us that where our treasure is, there will our heart also be.   In other words, what do we hold in high esteem?  What do we do most of the time?   Is spending money on material things more important than reading to improve our minds or grow our relationship and intimacy with God?  What is truly the most valuable to us - because that is where our heart will be.
Ask yourself, if you had the money to spend – would you buy your child new, unnecessary clothes that just came into vogue or would you buy your child books to improve your child’s reading skills and knowledge of God?  Would you buy your child a toy based on a popular movie or a book teaching Christian principles?  As parents, what we spend our money and time on shows our children what is most important to us.  As they grow, what is most important to us will become what is more important to them too. 

Author Soraya Diase Coffelt