19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Jesus is teaching His followers how to find true happiness in what Christianity calls the Sermon on the Mount. In this passage of Matthew 6:19-21, the topic is treasure & where a Christain should have his/her treasure. A normal person will spread their whole life, seeking their treasure & how to provide it for themselves. Christian & non-Christian alike , try to get a good education, job skills, having good relationships & it is never ending. There is nothing wrong with getting a good education & learning to provide for ourselves & but the Sermon on the Mount, teaching all the educational degrees, & the earthly rewards that come from our hard labor mean really nothing compared to the treasures that a Christian have for them in heaven. The Sermon on the Mount isn’t the only place in scripture that tells a Christian that earthly treasures & hard labor are meaningless, compared to serving the Lord. King Solomon was the most wealthy & the smartest man to ever live & the Lord gave Solomon the gift of wisdom & wealth to rule over Israel, (1 Kings 3:6-14). If anyone had any earthly treasure he wanted it was King Solomon, not only did he rule over Israel & had amazing wealth, but he had many women to give him love & pleasure whenever he asked;
That is more women than Hugh Hefner had during his lifetime. In the book of Ecclesiastes which King Solomon wrote in his old ages, he said all his wealth, women, wisdom & achievements was vanity on top of vanity, empty & meaningless, he repeats in all of Ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes 1:13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. 14 I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.
Everyone wants the treasure of everlasting life, but earthly treasure is tangible, it makes a wallet feel full & company in an empty bed. Jesus made the statement, it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of needle, then for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25 & Luke 18: 25 all quote Jesus saying this. The rich young ruler from the gospel of Matthew, Mark & Luke wanted the treasure of everlasting life, but not to give up what he currently possesses, that was too much to give up. So he left Jesus, crying cause his wealth could buy him what he really wanted.
Mark 10:22 But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property. 23 And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”
My beloved, I have learned to not love the material world & money doesn’t really mean much, but my friends will say i spend it like quick sand. From my personal experience, the more I make, the more toys I want & my bills increase. A person can either be a slave to the grind or a servant of Jesus & grain why more treasure then any worldly wealthy person could have. God bless you all, Jesus loves you & so do I. Sam H.