THE TREASURE (2) - MATTHEW 12:35, 13:44

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The word treasure refers to something valuable, something that is worth working for, something that is worth keeping and fighting for. It means a place of safekeeping or store house. It also means a deposit. This is an amount to pay to show your commitment to buying a particular good. It is an amount you pay to seal your agreement to buying a particular good or getting a service.

Good treasures are the deposits of the Kingdom that you must have in your heart that will ensure that good things are drawn to your life. God has given you willingly of all good and perfect things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3), but the treasure in your heart is your own part of the responsibility to ensure you have it.

“Good things” is from the Greek word “Agathos” which refers to benefits and goods. The goods are the things that are touchable and tangible. They also include visible things that are beneficial and necessary for our earthly existence. For example, as a student, books and school fees will be good things; as a father, money to take care of your rent, a car, a house etc. are your good things.

Treasure is the deposit of the Kingdom that is placed in your heart which will produce tangible, visible and touchable good things in your life. You can bring forth all the good things from the good treasure. Notice that you will be the one to bring forth; God has done His part, you will take responsibility to load the treasure and ensure good things are produced in your life.  

Prayer: Lord, help me to deposit the treasure that will bring everything that pertains to life and godliness into my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18