“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal;
20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust consumes
and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 ‘The eye is the lamp of the body.
So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light;
23 but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.
If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”
Matthew 6 v 19 – 23

Jesus calls his followers to choose their master, either God or wealth, and to choose in life either faith or worry. The treasures of this earth are temporal and will not endure, but the treasures laid up by us in heaven will never be lost. The choice we have is between rewards here and now or the rewards of eternity stored up in heaven for us. The choice we make will reveal our ‘hearts’ (what our wills, thinking and emotions are concentrating on). Like riding a bike, where you look will determine where you go. A healthy ‘eye’ means that we look to and have a clear focus on God; it means that we don’t allow our vision (our dedication) to serve God to become fuzzy, compromised and impaired.

[Andrew Pritchard-Keens]