In 1974 an antique bottle was sold at a London auction house for over one million dollars. The 16-inch high bottle dated from about the year 1400, placing it in the early Ming dynasty. The bottle was decorated in blue and white with a picture of a dragon in some bushes and trees. According to experts, only three such bottles are known to remain.
I am amazed at the value some folks put on certain objects. Would you be willing to spend over $1,000,000 for something you could not use or that could easily be broken? I know what my answer would be. Yet many folks continue to spend the most valuable possession they have on trinkets that will not last. Many are spending their lives for the fading treasures of this earth. Matthew 6:19-21 warns us against storing up our treasures on earth. Such treasures may be consumed by rust or moths or be stolen by thieves. The Bible encourages us to store up treasures in heaven where they will not be destroyed or stolen. More than the location of our treasures is the attitude underlying their location. In Matthew 6:21 Jesus says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What are you really seeking and what are you willing to give up for your choice?
I encourage you to seek the things that are above by giving your heart and life to Jesus Christ. Follow Him through the lessons of life as you look to the true treasure of His glory.